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31895 John Fletcher, London, No 2595.

31895 JOHN FLETCHER, LEADENHALL STREET, LONDON, NO 2595. A FINE EIGHT DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER IN A MAHOGANY CASE.  CIRCA 1870. For an overview, please click on one of the images above and scroll through the gallery. For images that you can enlarge to examine in greater detail, please scroll down to the end of this page. An attractive eight day marine chronometer.  The three part mahogany case, with brass carrying handles to the side and a brass plaque on the lid, has a bone signature plate for the maker, 'John Fletcher, 148 Leadenhall Street, London, No 2595'.  The lid opens to reveal the glass topped middle section which itself opens to gain access to the chronometer. The dial is signed and numbered in full for the maker with gilded hands and a state of wind below XII. The eight day movement housed in the usual gimballed mounting has spotted plates and a fine chronometer escapement with helical spring and bi-metallic bars to the ‘S’ shaped balance. There is a ratcheted key standing in the corner of the box in the usual position. The 8" (20 cm) almost square box stands 9" (23 cm) high. The maker John Fletcher was born in 1802 and died in 1882.  He worked from a variety of addresses in London from 1834 until his death.  He was a fine chronometer maker and also traded as an optician.  He was a member of the Council of the BHI. For more information see Mercer 'Chronometer Makers of the World'. Click on the images below to view at 100% in a new browser window. To zoom in even further, press 'cmd' or 'Ctrl' & the '+' key. Or simply expand on your touch screen phone or tablet. NB: to revert to your normal screen size after viewing press 'cmd' or 'Ctrl' & the '-' key.

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31382 Charles Frodsham, No 2167

31382 CHARLES FRODSHAM NUMBER 2167. A FINE AND SMALL MAHOGANY WALL REGULATOR BY THESE NOTED MAKERS. CIRCA 1905. For an overview, please click on one of the images above and scroll through the gallery. For images that you can enlarge to examine in greater detail, please scroll down to the end of this page. A beautifully proportioned small mahogany wall regulator in a style much favoured by the Frodsham Company. The mahogany case with an arched top and with bevelled corners to both the top and to the trunk of the case. There is a strong moulding below the face and then a full length opening glazed door. The bottom of the case finishes with an under cut moulding in the Viennese style. The case is veneered with well chosen flame veneers and all the doors are tight dust proof fits. The very attractive 7.5" silvered brass dial has engraving at the top of the dial with the signature 'Charles Frodsham, Clockmaker to the King, 115 New Bond Street, 2167' in a cartouche in the top of the arch. There is further engraving at the bottom of the dial to take the place of spandrels. The dial has bold Roman numerals and well shaped and highly visible hands. The steel rod and steel jar mercury pendulum is a nice feature. It has a slim steel mercury jar with graduations to the top with a well shaped T-bar to enable the pendulum to be held straight while the jar itself is screwed up or down. It terminates in a shaped pointer which oscillates in front of the beat plaque. The fine quality eight day chain fusee movement has a plain back plate with full signature for the maker. The substantial plates are separated by shouldered pillars pinned at the front. The movement employs Graham’s deadbeat escapement and has maintaining power. Height: 48" (122cm.) Click on the images below to view at 100% in a new browser window. To zoom in even further, press ‘cmd’ or ‘Ctrl’ & the [...]

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