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Bracket Clock: Fine English Bracket Clock by Smiths Astral 1930s (1 of 8)
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COVENTRY

Warwickshire

United Kingdom

CV7 9LF

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Bracket Clock: Fine English Bracket Clock by Smiths Astral 1930s

REF: AC/480 / LA479062
£395
€461
$497
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Description
A fine English vintage bracket clock by Smiths Astral, c1930’s. From 1910, this was an original trading name of clock and watch maker Henry Williamson Ltd of London and Coventry, which following a merger with London based makers Grimshaw, Baxter and J.J Elliott Ltd in Oct 1921, became part of the 'English Clock and Watch Manufacturers Ltd' (Ecwm) portfolio of trade names. However, in 1932, Ecwm was purchased by Smiths English Clocks Ltd of London, who continued to use the Astral trademark to manufacture clocks until 1955. The timepiece has a Walnut case with lovely, aged patination and glazed front door, with a domed apex pagoda and shaped brass carrying handle. The chapter ring dial is white enamel with matted brass centre and black Louis XIV style hands with threaded collet and surrounded by four brass maiden head spandrels. The clocks fabulous front winding 8-day Astral movement, is driven by a 7-jewelled-lever platform escapement. (The escapement being stamped with the Abec trademark [All British Escapement Company Ltd], formed by Smiths in 1929). The movement (numbered '123'), is accessed by a hinged rear door and mounted on grained and unpolished plates, the backplate being stamped with the famous 'Astral, Coventry', trademark. Payment - We Accept: - Debit / Credit Cards. - Bacs Transfer (Faster Payments). (Our bank details are on our invoices). - PayPal. (Via this site).
measurements
Height:
26 cm
Width:
19 cm
Depth:
16 cm
declaration
Time to Admire has clarified that the Bracket Clock: Fine English Bracket Clock by Smiths Astral 1930s (LA479062) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Circa 1930's
condition
Very good condition and in full working order.
location
This Bracket Clock: Fine English Bracket Clock by Smiths Astral 1930s is located in Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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