Longcase English Clock

An English longcase clock in the early of '800.
Classic example of "grandfather clock" with a motion to charge eight days with weights and pendulum by a second.
The clock strikes on a bell, has a date display, small seconds, and an indication of moon phases.
The dial is hand painted and still in excellent condition.

Both the case that the movement has been completely restored.

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A closeup of the dial.
You can read the name of the manufacturer.
The glass door is probably the original one: it reveals many small imperfections, not present in modern glasses

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The window of the date and the special characters used to write the name of the manufacturer:

The disc of the moon phases. Two successive cycles are represented by two different scenes.

Ship could not miss a scene!

The front door opened to show the weight of iron, the pulleys and the pendulum in polished brass and lacquered. The strings of the weights are in natural casings.

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The movement is typical of the English production at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The teeth of the wheels are very thin and long compared to those that will be adopted from the mid ''800

The movement seen in 3 / 4 to highlight the system ring spiral and rake and the drum of charge with the natural gut strings.

Detail of the suspension and support of the bell ringer.

The bell. Given the size, is capable of a "remarkable" sound.

Details of the hands in stainless beautifully finished by hand:

Finally, the heart of the clock, the escapement. From this picture you can see how each part of the movement has been polished individually.