31904 Robert Molyneux, London SOLD

31904 ROBERT MOLYNEUX, LONDON. A FINE MAHOGANY CASED ENGLISH REGULATOR.  CIRCA 1840. 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 exceedingly fine English floor standing regulator by this famous maker.  The chamfer top case, of finely figured mahogany veneer over solid mahogany, has canted corners to the hood which has an opening front door with silvered sight ring to the round glass aperture.  It has finely figured quartered veneers.  This proceeds down through a nicely shaped moulding to the main trunk of the clock, again with canted corners, finely figured veneers and an opening glazed door which shows off the veneered backboard.  The clock stands on a panelled plinth with a single stepped base and thin squared feet to the front corners. The silvered brass dial, of typical regulator layout, is signed for the maker 'Robt Molyneux, London'.  It has fine blued steel hands. The eight day movement is of exceptional quality and has a number of features typical of this maker.  It has a deadbeat escapement with jewelled pallets and an adjustable end stop to the escape wheel.  There is a screw adjusted adjustment for the depthing of the escapement.  The wheel work is beautifully executed with high count pinions and six spoke crossings to all of the wheels.  It has exceedingly thick plates with six large and well-shaped pillars.  The whole movement is protected by brass dust covers screwed to the side of the plates with knurled brass hand screws.  The gut line passes out of one side of the movement and over a moveable wheel, thus enabling the weight to run to the left of the trunk well away from the pendulum.  The method of fixing this wheel and arbor, in what look like angled movement fixing brackets, is something that we have seen on most of Molyneux’s best clocks.  The whole movement is fixed to the substantial seat board [...]


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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