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Item:362712871784I am retired and have had professional horological training. I restore antique and vintage clocks in my spare time - and have been doing so now for nearly 40 years. I specialise in carriage clocks. I spent several enjoyable hours in my workshop last month restoring this one. (I apologise for the fact that one or two of the pictures are a bit blurred - my horological skills are OK but my photography skills leave something to be desired!) A CLASSIC ANTIQUE MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK* IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION. I COMPLETELY RESTORED AND SERVICED IT AT THE END OF LAST MONTH. * IT IS SHOWN IN THE BANNER PICTURE ALONGSIDE A STANDARD CARRIAGE CLOCK FOR PURPOSES OF SIZE COMPARISON ONLY (THE CLOCK FOR AUCTION IS THE SMALLER ONE ON THE RIGHT). Height (with handle folded down) 3 1/2 inches (9 cms); Width 2 inches (5 cms); Depth 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cms) MOVEMENT: Good quality 8 day timepiece with its original Swiss lever escapement which works well with good amplitude. It is stamped ACG in an oval lozenge on the back plate. It was working fitfully when I acquired it, so I dismantled it completely and checked all parts carefully for wear (none found!). I \hand polished the pivots, pegged out the sinks and finally, after rebuilding it, oiled it back and front with appropriate grade clock oil. I also cleaned the escapement and oiled that with fine grade watch oil. The whole movement movement now looks almost like it would have done when the clock was first sold.CASE:Solid brass case in wonderful overall condition. The rear door opens and closes with absolute precision which is an indication that the clock has not been dropped or otherwise damaged in the past. After completely dismantling the case and cleaning the parts, I hand polished them, finishing the process with a chalk brush. I then gave them a couple of coats of special wax polish to delay the tarnishing process. The case now has a rich antique patina which should last for years.DIAL: I cleaned the white enamel-on-copper dial which is original and in perfect condition. The polished blued steel hands are in perfect condition.GLASSES: All five thick bevelled glasses - made out of top quality "greenish" optical glass - are in perfect condition.KEY: The clock comes with its original double-ended brass key. One end is for winding the movement and the other is for adjusting the hands. A fast/slow adjustment lever is reached through the rear door.INSTRUCTIONS: I will enclose a brief note with the clock explaining how to get it started if it has stopped when you receive it. I will also give you my contact details so that you can get in touch with me with any subsequent questions about care and maintenance. THIS MINIATURE ANTIQUE CARRIAGE CLOCK IS IN SUPERB CONDITION. IT WILL NOT NEED SERVICING AGAIN FOR YEARS. The clock will be very well packed using new double boxes. It will also be shipped using a tracked and insured service. Cost: UK £10.00; EU £20.00 (approx. 22 Euros); Elsewhere £30.00 I pack well, post promptly after payment and keep purchasers informed at all stages of the transaction. I would ask that you kindly glance at my 100% positive feedback on eBay - a record I am proud of and intend to maintain. Here's a few comments from people who have bought clocks from me recently:- "Excellent transaction. Beautiful clock. Fast safe shipping. Thanks." Buyer: Kent, UK"Truly genuine seller. Excels in all areas. Extremely satisfied ... " Buyer: Queensland, Australia."First rate service, comms. and beautifully packed. I am delighted..." Buyer: Avon, UK."Very satisfied. Fast service. Working well. Great seller. Thanks" Buyer: Malta. Good Luck if you decide to bid and thank you for lookingCondition:PLEASE NOTE: This is a totally original vintage clock and not a modern reproduction. It has just been fully restored and serviced. It has its original Swiss 7 jewelled lever escapement and keeps very good time. It also comes with its original double-ended brass key. The brass case, movement, dial, hands and glasses are all original and in perfect condition., Age:Antique, Pre-1900, Material:Brass, Type:Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features:8-Day, Sub-Type:Carriage Clock, Clock Type:Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme:Victorian. Made in France
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Antique MINIATURE brass carriage clock & key. Restored and serviced July 2019