Parkinson & Frodsham, Change Alley, London.
English ebonised break arch top bracket clock with a seven inch break arch painted dial signed Parkinson & Frodsham Change Alley with strike/silent subsidiary dial to the arch and blued steel hands.
The high quality eight day double chain fusee movement has an anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell. The border engraved backplate signed Parkinson & Frodsham Change Alley London. The ebonised case with brass fish scale side frets, brass carrying handle, brass framed front door and brass ball feet.
- Height. 15 1/2 inches. (39 cm)
- Date. Circa 1815.
Parkinson & Frodsham's business was at 4 Change Alley, Cornhill, London from 1801- 1890.
The firm of Parkinson & Frodsham were outstanding chronometer makers, supplying the Admiralty and a number of shipping companies. William Parkinson was made free of the Clockmakers' Company in 1802. William James Frodsham was the eldest son of William Frodsham, he was made free of the Clockmakers' company on October 11th 1802 and was elected Master of the Company on September 29th 1836.
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