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Thompson & Vine, London.


A fine French oval striking, repeating and alarm carriage clock with original leather travelling case and numbered key. The gilded oval case with curved bevelled glasses with unusual decoration, stamped J.J.D Brevete S.G.D.G. Fine engine turned mask dial with enamel alarm subsidiary dial below the main dial. Eight day movement with the original silvered platform lever escapement, striking the hours and half hours on a gong, the backplate stamped Pons Medaille D'or 1827 and numbered 3285.

Date circa. 1870

Height 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

Thompson and Vine are listed in Clockmakers of the World as working in London, Aldersgate, (1868 to 1887). Vine & Thompson (1888-1957). Edwar John Thompson was apprenticed to his brother in law Hugh McLachan a chronometer and watchmaker at 17 Upper Smithfield. His nephew Thomas Walter Vine joined in 1848. E.J.Thompson was twice Master of the Clockmakers Company.