Project Description

GC28   THOS. COLE, LONDON.

AN EARLY EXAMPLE OF A CALENDAR STRUT TIMEPIECE.  CIRCA 1840/45.

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The engraved gilt-brass case still with its original gilding with spring-loaded strut support, swivel foot and folding handle with sliding dust cover to the rear.

The silvered dial finely engraved with a floral and leaf decoration with engraved silvered mask and adjustable calendar below; Roman numerals and blued steel fleur-de-lys hands signed Hunt & Roskell on the chapter.

The eight day duration movement with lever escapement.

The gilt-tooled red leather, blue velvet and silk lined fitted travelling case with recess for the winding key and signed for T.MARTIN & Co succrs to HENRY CAPT 151 REGENT STREET LONDON.

This is a very early calendar strut timepiece made before 1845 when the Cole numbering system started.

Case height: 5″ (10.7 cm.)

See Thomas Cole & Victorian Clockmaking by J. B. Hawkins, item 9 on page 62 for a similar item.

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Thos Cole, London: Price £6,950

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