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    18th century mahogany longcase clock by chas howe of london

    18th Century Mahogany Longcase Clock by Chas Howe of London
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    Antique 18th Century Mahogany Longcase Clock by Chas Howe of London
    • Antique 18th Century Mahogany Longcase Clock by Chas Howe of London
    • Antique 18th Century Mahogany Longcase Clock by Chas Howe of London
    • Antique 18th Century Mahogany Longcase Clock by Chas Howe of London

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    A fine and well figured 18th century mahogany longcase clock by Chas Howe of London, with an eight day movement striking on the hour.
    Traditionally, longcase clocks were made with two types of movement: eight-day and one-day (30-hour) movements. A clock with an eight-day movement required winding only once a week, while generally less expensive 30-hour clocks had to be wound every day. Eight-day clocks are often driven by two weights – one driving the pendulum and the other the striking mechanism, which usually consisted of a bell or chimes. Such movements usually have two keyholes on either side of the dial to wind each one. By contrast, 30-hour clocks often had a single weight to drive both the timekeeping and striking mechanisms. Some 30-hour clocks were made with false keyholes, for customers who wished that guests to their home would think that the household was able to afford the more expensive eight-day clock. Most longcase clocks are cable-driven, meaning that the weights are suspended by cables. If the cable was attached directly to the weight, the load would cause rotation and untwist the cable strands, so the cable wraps around a pulley mounted to the top of each weight. The mechanical advantage of this arrangement also doubles the running time allowed by a given weight drop.

     
    Circa: 1780
     
    Item Reference = 4343

    Height = 84.00 inches
    Width = 18.00 inches
    Depth = 9.00 inches
    Condition = Excellent
     
    Windsor House Category = Clocks, Instruments, Pianos, Barometers
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Materials:
    Mahogany

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    Established in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1957 by our chairman D Kevin Smith, Windsor House Antiques has grown from a small one-man operation into a globally recognised company. In 1999 it was decided to relocate the showrooms to London in order to attract more overseas clientele but still keeping warehousing and the core of the workshops in Leeds. In 1999 an opportunity arose to purchase a second company, Berengar Antiques, operating from significant premises in Northamptonshire. Barnwell Manor, a former royal residence, offers an ideal opportunity to present stock in a period setting and is open strictly by appointment. The company is able to offer, in its combined locations, over 30,000 square feet of stock, both restored and unrestored, to trade and private clients. We also have a Helicopter pad at Barnwell Manor. Its “in house” interior design and research division works closely with private clients as well as established design companies. Almost all restoration is carried out on site with only small and highly specialised restoration given to craftsmen outside the company. Stock items range from £100 to nearly one million pounds with the emphasis on quality and condition. All of our items are chosen for their quality, authenticity, colour of wood, graining, style and line. Hopefully this comes across in the images on our website. However please feel free to contact us for a full condition report for any of the items. The companies are members of LAPADA, where Kevin Smith acted as vice chairman for 23 years, and also CINOA a confederation of leading antique dealers and adheres to both organisations strict codes of practice.

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    Windsor House Antiques
    Barnwell Manor
    Barnwell
    Northamptonshire
    PE8 5PJ
    UNITED KINGDOM
    T: 01832274595
    E: sales@windsorhouseantiques.co.uk
    W: www.windsorhouseantiques....

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