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A fine quality eight day longcase clock by W Gibb of Wishaw c.1870

  • Date: 1870
  • Height: 212cm
  • Width: 46cm
  • Depth: 24cm
  • Price: 3,300

 

Case

A fine quality mahogany 8 day drumhead longcase clock by Walter Gibb of Wishaw, circa 1870.

The "keyhole drumhead" case of typical Glasgow design, constructed from the finest quality flame mahogany veneer, retaining a beautiful rich colour and patina.

The stylish small sized case with an applied carved pediment to the hood and carved work beneath, with the original gilded dial sighting ring.

The bow shaped trunk door, with cushion mouldings above and below, having the original lock and key.

The recessed paneled box base standing on four turned bun feet.

Dial

The circular  japanned dial with the original gilded gold chapter ring, seconds and date zones. Signed to the white enameled dial centre, W Gibb Wishaw.

Movement

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

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 Scottish oval shaped cast weights and heavy original brass faced pendulum, with steel strap.

Hands


Blued steel hands of gothic design.


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Movement 1

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Dial

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Movement 2

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Lock

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Detail

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Weights & Pendulum

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