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Rare English 6” Fusee Drop Dial Timepiece by George Philcox c.1824 (1 of 8)
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Rare English 6” Fusee Drop Dial Timepiece by George Philcox c.1824

REF: AC/437 / LA414579
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We offer for consideration, this immaculate 6” fusee drop dial timepiece from the George Iv era. The Clock Is Only 37cm High (or 14.5"), About The Size Of A Bottle Of Wine, so a rare, diminutive item! Handcrafted by master clockmaker George Philcox of 20 Sun Street, Canterbury, Kent. Born 1795, Philcox was a prolific clock, watch and chronometer maker, who as indicated in various research sources, often moved from one operating location to another…Between 1826 to 1835, he had apparently relocated to London and was based at Chatham Street, Borough. However, between the 12-year period of 1835 to 1847, he was registered at several different and singular locations: 24 Great Dover Street, Southwark (1835-36); 11 Wellington Street, London Bridge, (1836-39); 7 Southwark Square, Southwark (1839-42); 22 Southwark Square, Southwark (1842-45) and 247 Borough High Street, Southwark (1845-47). By 1861, it appears that he had moved away from the city altogether, being listed as working and living from 5 Howard Street, Reading, Berkshire, yet by 1871, he was back in central London at 7 Lower Smith Street, Clerkenwell, in the heart of the then, thriving London watchmaking community, which may offer a reason as to why he moved back to the city. By 1874 he had moved once again within the Clerkenwell district, this time to Northampton Road. Philcox registered two Patents during his lifetime, both relating to chronometers and there timekeeping. The first, (named the “Diamond Lever Escapement” and numbered 8145) was registered in July 1839, whilst working from Wellington Street, London Bridge. The second, (numbered 11177), being registered in April 1846, whilst at Borough High Street, Southwark. (Both these patents were marketed sometime later in 1853, by the ‘Patent Chronometer Watch and Clock Co.’, at 2 Winchester Buildings, Old Broad Street, London!) Continuing to produce high-quality timepieces until c1875, Philcox eventually passed away in 1878 aged 83, at the draconian sounding “Watchmakers Asylum”, in New Southgate, North London, so make of that what you will!! The clocks fine Burr Walnut case with round head, sits over a chisel shaped drop box. There is a hinged inspection door located on the side of the box and an operable lockable regulator door located at the bottom of the box. The clock retains its diminutive and original 6” convex metal dial with offset arbour hole, black Roman numerals, and Philcox details, finished with its original pair of blued steel Spade hands secured with a pinned collet. The clocks face is then protected by a thick convex glaze mounted in a brass bezel. The clocks 8-day single fusee movement has rectangular plates separated by turned pillars, complete with its original 54mm diameter brass pendulum bob. Free Shipping: Included in the price is free professional packing, shipping and insurance to anywhere in mainland England, Wales and Scotland. If outside of mainland Britain, please contact us for a competitive quote. Payment - We Accept: - Debit / Credit Cards. - Bacs Transfer (Faster Payments). (Our bank details are on our invoices). - PayPal. (Via this site).
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Time to Admire Ltd has clarified that the Rare English 6” Fusee Drop Dial Timepiece by George Philcox c.1824 (LA414579) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Circa 1824
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