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Barnsdale, London. No. 2680.


A superbly engineered Gentlemens 19th century mahogany longcase regulator with round silvered dial signed Barnsdale, London, 18 Brunswick Place, No. 2680. The dial has a subsidiary seconds dial with Observatory markings, twice twelve subsidiary hour dial for am and pm, blued steel hands.

The massive double screwed five pillar movement has fine wheelwork with six crossings and high count twelve leaf pinions, jewelled pivot holes to the pallet arbor and escape wheel. Harrison’s maintaining power, deadbeat escapement with jewelled pallets. Beat setting adjustment to the crutch, the backboard suspended pendulum with roller suspension, massive lead bob and compensation arrangement comprising concentric tubes of zinc and steel to the design of Thomas Buckney. Brass case off set weight and crossed out pulley wheel.

The flame figured mahogany case of lovely colour and patina with canted corners to the break arch hood and trunk, glazed trunk door, flame veneered backboard and figured base with a single plinth. The solid mahogany backboard is incredible at one and a quarter inches thick.

Date circa 1870

Height. 6 ft (184 cm)