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A Fine Quality Lenzkirch Precision Floor Standing Regulator Longcase Clock, circa 1891.

  • Maker: The Lenzkirch factories made the best of the German factory-produced clocks. This piece, being a precision regulator, is an excellent example of the finest mechanism made by this prestigious maker.
    Lenzkirch was founded by Eduard Hauser who was trained in France and Switzerland. The influence of his French training is clearly visible in the quality of his work. The mechanism in this clock is serial numbered 917781 and has the classical Lenzkirch trademark.
    The authoritative tome - “Lenzkircher Uhren. 1851-2001 (150 Jahre). Aus der Geschichte einer bemerkenswerten Uhrmacherzeit” provides a table of serial numbers (pg 38) suggesting this piece was made in 1891.
  • Date: 1891
  • Height: 204cm  
  • Width: 56.5cm 
  • Depth: 30.5cm
  • Price: £7,500
 

Case


The high quality walnut case with moulded caddy top in fine original condition with excellent colour and patination.

The case is glazed to the front with two opening doors, gaining access to the pendulum and dial area independently, the sides of the case have two further bevel edged latched glazed inspection doors to access the movement.
The main door with the original lock, brass escutcheon and key.
The upper dial / movement winding door has the original lock and key, with brass escutcheon.
The base with paneled and moulded centre, surmounted on four turned feet.
The interior of the case is finely polished walnut with the original silvered beat scale. The polished movement bracket with blued steel screws is mounted to the backboard of the case and the substantial pendulum hangs from this.

Dial

The heavy gauge silvered and engraved brass dial is 11" in diameter with regulator observatory dial layout, the dial is surrounded by a step moulded polished brass sight ring.

Movement

The 8 day precision regulator movement with adjustable deadbeat escapement and Harrison’s maintaining power and slide beat adjustment crutch.
The movement wheel work is beautifully executed with six spoke gearing.
The A-frame plates united by four turned pillars and secured with knurled thumb-screws, large knurled thumb screws secure the movement to the substantial brass mount bracket in the case.
The seconds beating compensated ebonies wooden rod pendulum has an adjustable crutch slot which exactly matches the crutch pin and therefore minimises energy loss between the mechanism and the pendulum rod.
The movement is signed to the backplate Lenzkirch and numbered 917781 dating the clock to circa 1891.
The clock is a superb timekeeper, as would be expected for a clock of this quality.

Weight

Polished brass cylindrical weights with polished brass pulleys.

Pendulum

The 9" diameter brass bob is very substantial, being lead filled with 12 pounds of lead, with a very large calibrated knurled rating nut and blued steel pointer.
The cylindrical polished brass weight and ornate spoked pulley with blued steel screws.

Hands & Winding Key

Blued steel hands and the original brass winding key.


All of our clock movements are 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.

All of our clocks are mechanically guaranteed in writing for twelve months and are genuine examples restored to the highest standard by our FBHI and Clockmakers Company awarded horologist.


Delivery and set up is included in the price for all UK mainland deliveries. All clocks are carefully delivered and fully commissioned by ourselves.

For overseas customers a fully insured shipment can be organised direct to your door for most locations in the world, please contact us for a shipping price.


 

 


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Dial

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Movement 1

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