Unusual Horizontal Case Carriage Clock c.1920

£210.00

Rare and Collectible 8-day Mantle Clock

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Description

“A one in ten-thousand time piece”. –  Chris Ball

You’ve seen the ordinary portrait carriage clock, now own it’s more stylish sibling!

Fully serviced and keeping time admirably, this now century-old brass Carriage Clock is quite special due to its unusual landscape-oriented brass case.

A glass panel in the roof allows one to view the balance wheel and escapement.

Five year Warrantee as standard.

Time-kept for accuracy.
Open rear door to reveal a back-set 8 day movement, wind using the butterfly every week.
Please note the slight damage to the upper right hand corner of dial glass, now stabilised.
Pick up in store or arrange postage over the phone.
The only Landscape  we’ve ever serviced!
History
Originally designed for travelling, the Carriage clock was developed in the early 19th century in the French Empire, where they were also known as “Officers’ Clocks”. The first carriage clock was invented by Abraham Loius Breguet in 1812 for Napoleon.

 

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