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mantle clock signed by Chas. Frodsham & Co. #2386
unusual break arch flame mahogany case of this highly
accurate timepiece has ebony angle moldings and a
curved rectangular glass window in the top to display
the Earnshaw-type spring detent escapement.
A glazed mahogany rear door reveals the spotted back
plate and the geared mechanism for the 8-day up-down
hinged brass glazed bezel allows access to the winding
hole and setting of the blued-steel hands on the 5
3/4 inch diameter silvered Roman dial.
dial is signed Chas. Frodsham & Co. Ltd London,
No 2386 with a subsidiary seconds dial below XII
and an up-down indicator above VI.
single chain fusee movement is mounted within thick
brass plates secured by 4 double screwed baluster
pillars. The platform for the Earnshaw-type spring
detent escapement with cut bimetallic compensated
balance, heat compensation weights, and palladium/steel
helical balance spring is signed Chas. Frodsham
& Co. Ltd. 27, So. Molton St. London. W.
substantial clock sits on four adjustable brass bun
feet and comes with the original brass ratchet-style
Having been recently serviced by Gerald Marsh in Winchester,
England, this chronometer is in excellent running
No.2386 was made in 1924 and sold new for £24, and
is one of a small number (less than fifteen recorded)
of limited edition pieces made by Thomas Mercer for
Frodshams in the 1920's.
Dimensions: 11(28cm) high, 9(22.5cm)
wide, 4 5/8(11.5cm) deep
- Dial &
View - Right Front