London, South Kensington
11 July 2006
An English oak giant railway timepiece, early 20th Century
The case with triangular pediment, panelled trunk door and tapering terminal, silvered sight ring to white painted Roman dial inscribed S.E. & C.R., stamped to reverse 1604, brass hands, the eight day movement with rectangular plates joined by six pillars, weight-driven with dead beat escapement; hand-set to back plate -- 89 in. (226 cm.) high; pendulum, weight
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A railway clock of related design is illustrated Ronald E. Rose, English Dial Clocks, Antique Collectors' Club, 1978, p.124.
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