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Vulliamy, London. No. 1133

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A fine rosewood library clock in perfect condition. The round silvered dial signed Vulliamy London with rise and fall adjustment above the XII. The massive six pillar chain fusee movement of superlative quality having tall plates with six screwed pillars and latched dial. Half dead beat escapement, maintaining power, rise and fall regulation for the ebonised wood rod pendulum with large brass bob numbered 1133. Superb folding pendulum securing bracket mounted on the backplate signed Vulliamy London and numbered 1133.

The classical case which Vulliamy was known for by his clients is veneered with choice rosewood and the case stands on massive adjustable brass bun feet. Original lead weight beneath the seatboard. Original double ended winding key.

B. L. Vulliamy was a partner with his father Benjamin Vulliamy until 1811, he then continued the family business. Clockmaker to George III, George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria. Master of the Clockmakers' Company in 1821, 1823, 1825, 1827 and 1847. His collection of books on horology is in the Library of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

Date circa 1830

Height 16 ins (40 cm)


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