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Stunning Smiths Enfield Bakelite Antique Art Deco "time Only" Mantel Clock, 1951

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Seller: kayesse (773) 100%, Location: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, Tyne and Wear, Ships to: GB, Item: 282231479253 *** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITEM IS STRICTLY UK POSTAGE ONLY *** I OFFER FOR SALE A STUNNING SMITHS ENFIELD BAKELITE "TIME ONLY" DOMED MANTEL CLOCK FROM 1951, ESPECIALLY SUITABLE FOR THOSE WHO REQUIRE A PERIOD CLOCK WITHOUT A STRIKE OR A CHIME! THIS IS THE MODEL WHICH AFTER THE AMALGAMATION OF ENFIELD AND SMITHS CONTINUED FOR A FURTHER TWO YEARS, 1950 AND 1951, AS THE SMITHS ENFIELD "TROON", AND IT GENERALLY APPEARS IN STRIKING FORMAT WHEN IT IS NAMED THE "YORK". IN TRULY EXCELLENT AND ENTIRELY ORIGINAL CONDITION, THE CASE SHINES LIKE A BEACON AND IS WITHOUT ANY CHIPS OR CRACKS, BUT PLEASE NOTE THE TINY SCRATCH ON THE RIGHT HAND TOP SECTION OF THE CASE, GREATLY EXAGERATED BY THE FLASH. IN REALITY, IT IS BARELY VISIBLE. THE FACE TOO IS IN GOOD CLEAN CONDITION, WITH ONLY SOME VERY SLIGHT IMPERFECTIONS, THE WORST OF WHICH IS A LITTLE RUBBING MARK BETWEEN EIGHT AND NINE. THE CHROMED BEZEL IS EXCELLENT, BRIGHT, SHINY AND UNPITTED, AND A STRONG CLASP HOLDS IT TIGHTLY SHUT. THE ORIGINAL MOVEMENT FITTED TO THIS CLOCK WAS DATED FEBRUARY OF 1951, BUT SADLY IT WAS WORN OUT BEYOND ECONOMICAL REPAIR AND I HAVE FITTED IN ITS PLACE AN IDENTICAL UNIT FROM JULY OF 1957. I REMOVED, STRIPPED AND OVERHAULED IT IN FEBRUARY OF 2016, WASHING IT IN AN ULTRASONIC TANK USING THE FINEST HOROLOGICAL FLUIDS INCLUDING TOP QUALITY CLOCK OIL ON REASSEMBLY, AND AT THIS TIME FITTED A BRAND NEW MAINSPRING. REPLACING THE SPRING AFFORDS YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN FROM THE CLOCK THE BEST POSSIBLE TIMEKEEPING. CLOSE EXAMINATION OF THE MOVEMENT INDICATED BORDERLINE WEAR TO ONLY ONE BUSH ON THE REAR PLATE, AND I HAVE TAKEN CARE OF THIS BY INSERTING A NEW BUSHING. IT IS WORTHY OF NOTE THAT THE REMAINDER OF THE MOVEMENT IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE PRESENTING WITH MINIMAL WEAR. NO OTHER BUSHING HAS EVER BEEN CARRIED OUT, AND NONE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. SINCE OVERHAUL IT HAS RUN CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT FAULT KEEPING EXCELLENT TIME. APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS ARE; L; 8.5" H; 8" D; 4.5" THIS SPOTLESS LITTLE CLOCK WILL BE SUPPLIED WITH MY COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTION SHEET TO ASSIST YOU IN THE RELATIVELY SIMPLE TASK OF "SETTING UP" AFTER DELIVERY AS WELL AS A COPYOF SMITH'S ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THEIR TIMEIECE CLOCK SUPPLIED WHEN NEW TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL ENFIELD KEY. PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER, THAT ENFIELD KEYS WERE NOT ENGRAVED IN THE WAY THE LATER KEYS WERE. WHILST THE VAST MAJORITY OF BUYERS ARE ABLE TO MANAGE THE SETTING UP PROCEDURE WITHOUT DIFFICULTY, SOME REQUIRE ASSISTANCE, AND I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO GUIDE THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH THE PROCEDURE AND HELP THEM THROUGH THE PROCESS. PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY CLOCK I SELL ON EBAY HAS GIVEN ME A MINIMUM OF THREE MONTHS FAULTLESS PERFORMANCE, (AND FREQUENTLY MUCH MORE), PRIOR TO BEING ADVERTISED, IN AN EFFORT TO MINIMISE ANY RISK OF DIFFICULTY FOR YOU, THE BUYER. METICULOUSLY PACKED FOR A SAFE ARRIVAL, HOWEVER, PERSONAL COLLECTION IS, AS ALWAYS, WELCOMED. THINGS CAN AND DO HOWEVER, OCCASIONALLY GO AWRY WITH CLOCKS WHILST IN TRANSIT, BUT PLEASE REST ASSURED THAT I AM ALWAYS HERE TO ASSIST, RECTIFY OR SOLVE ANY DIFFICULTIES OF ANY KIND WHICH MAY ARISE. NO RESERVE, 99p STARTING BID, AND MY PROMISE OF ARRANGEMENTS FOR DISPATCH TO BEGIN IMMEDIATELY CLEARED PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. PLEASE NOTE TOO THAT THE QUOTED POSTAGE CHARGE IS EXACTLY THE AMOUNT I PAY THE COURIER AND NOT A PENNY MORE. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE 10% CHARGE LEVIED BY EBAY. I HAVE DESCRIBED THIS CLOCK TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY, HOWEVER, BECAUSE ALL OF THE CLOCKS I SELL ARE A MINIMUM OF FIFTY YEARS OLD, IT IS PROBABLE THAT THEY WILL BEAR SOME HONESTY MARKS AND/OR SLIGHT CHIPS OR SCRATCHES WHICH HAVE BEEN ACCRUED OVER THE YEARS. I PROVIDE MANY PHOTOGRAPHS IN A GENUINE ATTEMPT TO ACCURATELY PORTRAY THE CONDITION OF THE CLOCK FOR SALE, SO PLEASE VIEW THEM AS THEY FORM AN INTEGRAL PART OF MY DESCRIPTION. WHILST I WILL ALWAYS DRAW ATTENTION TO ANY MAJOR SCARS OR FAULTS, THE CAMERA FLASH INEVITABLY DRAWS ATTENTION TO SUCH DISCREPANCIES, SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK BEFORE BIDDING SHOULD YOU NEED CLARIFICATION REGARDING ANY ISSUES YOU SEE. AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN EARLY 1950s SMITHS BAKELITE TIMEPIECE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, FULLY OVERHAULED AS NECESSARY AND THUS IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER. ALL OF THE CLOCKS I SELL COME FROM A SMOKE AND PET FREE HOME, AND WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU IN THE CONDITION IN WHICH I WOULD HOPE TO RECEIVE THEM WERE I THE BUYER. Condition: Please see the fully detailed description for this item., Age: Antique, Post-1900, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Art Deco, Material: Bakelite, Features: 8-Day, Clock Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Condition: Used

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