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A fine quality eight day regulator longcase clock by Hutton of Edinburgh c.1860

  • Date: 1860
  • Height: 199cm
  • Width: 49cm
  • Depth: 22cm
  • Price: 6,900

 

Case

A fine quality flame mahogany 8 day regulator longcase clock by John Hutton of Edinburgh, circa 1860.

The beautifully proportioned mahogany veneered case of typical Edinburgh architectural top design. The glazed trunk door with flame mahogany veneered backboard to the interior highlighting the weight and pendulum. The beautifully flame mahogany figured box base with a skirted plinth.

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

A very fine clock case of small proportions, with an excellent patination and colour.

Dial

The circular engraved silvered brass dial with outer minute track and subsidiary dials for the Roman hours and Arabic seconds. (Observatory markings), signed to the dial centre Hutton, Edinburgh. Surrounded by a heavy polished brass sighting ring.

Movement

The high quality fully restored weight-driven eight day movement with substantial and thick shouldered plates united by six heavy turned pillars, secured by twelve heavy blued steel screws and collets.

The wheel work of the finest quality with six spoke crossings, high count pinions, deadbeat escapement and Harrison's maintaining power.

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 brass cased weight, heavy polished brass bob pendulum with ebonised wooden rod and decorative four spoke pulley. Silvered and engraved beat scale plate.

Hands


Blued steel hands.


 John Pears Hutton - Watchmaker and goldsmith, 21 Hanover Street Edinburgh and 343 Princess Street. Lived at 39 Montague Street.

 


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