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A fine quality ebonised clock with the original bracket by Thwaites of London, retailed by James Lindley of London, c.1802

  • Maker: J Thwaites 4 Rosomon Street London 1780 - 1816 retailer / supplier of high quality clocks.
  • Retailer: James Lindley, 11 St Martins Court, Leicester Square 1800 - 1814.
  • Date: Numbered  and signed Thwaites 2920, dating 1802.
  • Height with bracket: 68cm Width: 32cm Depth: 22cm
  • Height without bracket: 42cm Width 30cm Depth:20cm
  • Price: 5,500

 

Overview

A fine and attractive example of an ebonised bracket clock with its original matching wall bracket. Made by the eminent maker J Thwaites of London and retailed by James Lindley of London.

The movement, dial and case are all numbered 2920, which dates the clock to 1802 (Thwaites manufacturing records).

It is well documented from the Thwaites records that they supplied many clocks to high quality clockmakers and retailers during the Georgian period.

Case

The brass bound single pad top break arch ebonised oak case case surmounted with a brass carrying handle, beneath the brass bound, glazed opening door with the original lock.

The case sides with silk lined cast brass fishscale frets and the rear opening glazed door with the original lock. Standing on a moulded plinth and the original brass ogee feet.

The matching high quality brass bound ebonised wall bracket, with slide out drawer for the winding key.

Dial

The painted white dial signed Jas Lindley, London to the dial centre, with strike silent to the arch and subsidiary calendar zone to the lower dial.

Movement

The high quality twin fusee movement of eight day duration, united by five knopped pillars, with the original anchor escapement and striking the hours on a single bell, with strike silent facility and pull repeat. Signed to the back plate Jas Lindley, London.

Heavy brass bob pendulum, with London style rating adjustment and latched pendulum restraint.

The frontplate of movement signed J Thwaites and numbered 2920 dating the clock to 1803 from Thwaites production records.

In addition the movement, seatboard, reverse of the dial and the case are all stamped 2920, indicating Thwaites supplied the whole clock and not just the movement.

Hands


Finely fretted blued steel hands.

An elegant, well proportioned original clock with the rare matching wall bracket, in excellent condition, with  good patination.

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.
Please contact us for further details and delivery information.

 


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Case 1

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Case 2

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Movement 1

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Dial

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