Antiquitatum (UK) Ltd
Antiquitatum (UK) Ltd is located in Barnacle, United Kingdom
Superb Late 1940’s English Striking Mantle Clock by Smiths-Enfield
REF: TS/306 / LA316488
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An excellent English striking Mantle Clock produced by the Enfield Clock Company (London) Ltd. (In 1933 Enfield was purchased by the much larger Smiths English Clocks Ltd and immediately became known as “Smiths-Enfield”, although up until early 1950, Enfield continued to manufacture striking mantle clocks using their own F3 movements, from their factory in Enfield, London). As indicated then, this clock has the robust and quality Enfield 8-day F3 mechanical pendulum movement, (introduced by Enfield in c1945, and subsequently used by Smiths for many years afterwards, due to its beautifully engineered and exceptional reliability). However, the movement was further upgraded by Smiths in 1950, to the F3A, thus supporting our professional believe that this clock must have been amongst the last to leave the Enfield works with their F3 mechanism, with its brass line-dotted backplate still being signed “Enfield. Made in England.” The clock strikes the hours and half-hours and comes with its original Smiths-Enfield 110g P4 pendulum bob (which again was replaced in 1950), and its original Smiths-Enfield brick wall patterned gong block and coiled gong. The clock has a simple and wonderfully understated Oak case, with richly grained patina, and a single half-bead of hand-turned frontal overlay offering the clock balance and the look of stability. The clocks silvered and bold chapter ring with crisp black Arabic numerals is laid directly onto the clocks “Enfield” signed case and is finished with a pair of Skeleton style chrome hands secured by a pinned collect, (standard for premier Enfield clocks of the period). The dial is then protected by a clean convex glazed front supported by a chrome bezel. As vintage mantle clocks go, this is a real beauty, not overly indulgent in terms of case design, but full of engineering quality and clock making expertise. As such, an excellent all-around investment.
Antiquitatum (UK) Ltd has clarified that the Superb Late 1940’s English Striking Mantle Clock by Smiths-Enfield (LA316488) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Late 1940's
Excellent for age, the clock has recently been completely overhauled so in fine working order. Comes with its original Smiths steel winding key.
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This Superb Late 1940’s English Striking Mantle Clock by Smiths-Enfield is located in Barnacle, United Kingdom