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English mantle clock signed by Chas. Frodsham & Co. #2386 - Details:

English mantel clock by Frodsham The 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 indicator.
A 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.

The dial is signed Chas. Frodsham & Co. Ltd London, No 2386 with a subsidiary seconds dial below XII and an up-down indicator above VI.

The 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.

This substantial clock sits on four adjustable brass bun feet and comes with the original brass ratchet-style winding key. Having been recently serviced by Gerald Marsh in Winchester, England, this chronometer is in excellent running order.

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.

Circa 1924

Dimensions: 11”(28cm) high, 9”(22.5cm) wide, 4 5/8”(11.5cm) deep

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Back View View - Dial & Hands Quarter View - Right Front View


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