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A fine quality eight day longcase clock by Bryson of Edinburgh c.1825

  • Maker: The Bryson family are described as eminent and inventive Clockmakers. Robert Bryson was born in 1778 and died in 1852. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and made a Sidereal Regulator for the Edinburgh Observatory. He had two sons, Alexander and Robert who succeeded him.
  • Date: 1825
  • Height: 220cm
  • Width: 44cm
  • Depth: 18cm
  • Price: 5,950

 

Case

A fine quality mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Bryson of Edinburgh, circa 1825.

The beautifully proportioned mahogany veneered case of typical drumhead design with fiddleback veneers to the trunk door flanked by reeded quarter columns. The base with a raised single moulding and shaped bracket feet. The hood with locking glazed concave brass bezel, drum shaped top with shaped pediment and the original cast brass finial. Turned horizontal supports with reeded paterae.

The original brass lock and brass hinges to the trunk door.

Dial

The circular silvered brass dial finely engraved with bold Roman numerals and an outer minute circle.

Subsidiary date and seconds zone to the dial centre, signed to the lower edge Bryson Edinburgh.

Movement

The high quality movement is of eight day duration, the plates united by four knopped pillars, anchor escapement and striking the hours on a single bell.

The Bryson family are described as eminent and inventive Clockmakers. Robert Bryson was born in 1778 and died in 1852. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and made a Sidereal Regulator for the Edinburgh Observatory. He had two sons, Alexander and Robert who succeeded him.

The movement is fully restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.
Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.

Weights and pendulum


The original lead weights, original brass faced pendulum.

Hands


Fine quality original blued steel hands of elegant design.


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