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A quality striking skeleton clock with glass dome by AB Savory & Sons, Cornhill c1850 (latterly Goldsmiths’ Alliance Ltd). Eight-day, twin fusee movement with original chain drives. Quality finished heavy brass scroll plates. Six turned, tapered pillars joining the plates with blued-steel screws. Finely crossed five-spoke wheels throughout on steel arbors and pivots running in bushed oil sinks. The rack striking train is fully exposed with readily visible snail, star wheel and detent. Fully striking the hours with axe-head hammer on a centrally mounted cast ‘bell-metal’ bell. Recoil anchor escapement with friction collet crutch adjustment to beat and a lead weighted spun-brass bob pendulum with decorative steel centre. Silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals and outer minute ring signed ‘Savory & Sons Cornhill’. Finely cut blued-steel trefoil hands. The clock stands on four substantial brass feet above a stepped oval ebonised base with inset black velvet panel. The base is raised on three brass bun feet to optimise stability on non-planar surfaces. Period glass dome and supplied with period key. The clock measures 50 cm to the top of its dome. Base dimensions are 35 cm x 18 cm. Excellent timekeeper. See further images and watch a brief video of the clock striking (on our website). Sympathetically restored and cleaned. The clock's movement is covered by our 12-month warranty in the UK.
In excellent fully restored condition. No cracks to the period glass dome. As would be expected with period glass of this era, the dome has some minor imperfections and is not perfectly symmetrical, requiring deliberate positioning to make this imperceptible – as seen in images. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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