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giant carriage clock by Edward Dent of London - Details:
Edwardian styled giant English carriage clock, with
fluting to the front corners, feet, and handle, has
an eight-day, twin fusee, repeating and striking movement
by Nicole Nielsen, incased in gilt brass with beveled
glazed side panels.
recessed white enameled dial with Roman numerals, fleur
de lys hands, and signed Dent, 33 Cockspur St, London,
32571, is surrounded by an attractively engraved
back panel with closeable apertures for the winding
arbors, hands adjustment, and strike/silent reveals
the hammer striking on a gong, the high quality lever
escapement, and a back plate signed same as on the
A recent cleaning and service has this clock in excellent
working order. Cosmetically it is in pristine condition
and is accompanied with a signed and numbered leather
10 1/2(26.5cm) high w/handle, 6 1/2(16cm)
wide, 5(12.5cm) deep
32571 is described and illustrated in "Carriage
Clocks" by Charles Allix and Peter Bonnert, Woodbridge,
1974, page 262 and in Derek Roberts book Carriage
and Other Traveling Clocks on page 318.
Edward John Dent (1790-1853) was a celebrated
maker of watches, clocks, chronometers and regulators.
Starting life as a tallow chandler, Dent was employed
by both the Vulliamys and the Barrauds making clocks
and watches. In 1830 he entered into a partnership with
J.R. Arnold and in 1840 he set up on his own account
at 33 Cockspur Street, London.
was the builder of "Big Ben", the celebrated
Westminster clock, and made many fine chronometers,
watches, and high commercial grade clocks. His stepson,
Richard Edward Dent, took over the firm in 1853 and
ran it until 1920.