Cordeux, The Quadrant, Clifton, Bristol.
Mahogany longcase regulator with round silvered dial signed Cordeux Clifton, subsidiary seconds dial with Observatory markings, blued steel hands.
Substantial five pillar movement with shouldered plates, signed on the backplate Chas. Cordeux The Quadrant Clifton A.D 1853. Fine six spoke wheelwork and high count twelve leaf pinions, Harrison’s maintaining power, deadbeat escapement with interesting jewelled pallets. Beat setting adjustment to the crutch, pendulum suspension block spanning the plates and a mercury compensated pendulum.
The flame figured mahogany case is a lovely colour with rich a patina. Canted corners to the break arch hood and trunk, glazed trunk door with clever concealed hinges, flame veneered backboard and figured base with a single plinth.
Date circa 1853
Height 6 ft 9 ins (206 cm)
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