Benjamin Wright London - c1690 Ebony Bracket Clock movement serviced

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Seller: huytonman (1,080) 100%, Location: Henley-on-thames, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 192538912558 This beautiful clock has a finely constructed movement by Benjamin Wright, born in 1664 and who after completing his apprenticeship gained his freedom of the Clockmakers Company in July 1685. He is believed to have worked from Bell Alley off Coleman Street in London (Great Bell Alley still exists) and it is very likely that this clock was produced here in approx 1690. The clock is 30cm high (plus the handle), 22cm wide and 15cm deep - it is therfore quite compact which makes it very suitable for both modern and older houses. The case is made from ebony and is of very good quality. The movement has a verge escapement with regulation via a small bob pendulum with power reserve of approx 6 days. The dial is approx 6 inches square with a single winding hole and calendar window - as you can see its a thing of beauty as is the back plate of the movement with its fine engraving. The dial and movement are all in excellent condition. The hour and quarters can be sounded via two bells using a hand pulley on demand (this probably means it was designed for the bed chamber) which is based on the Joseph Knib design of the same era. I purchased the clock some time ago at a specialist clock and watch UK auction and in 2017 the movement was restored and it runs perfectly. This work was done by the Clock Workshop in Witney and is under warranty until January 2019. The clock will come with the original auction sales receipt and catalogue. I am not prepared to ship this clock and will only work on the basis of collection or delivery within a 50 mile radius of Henley on Thames with payment made at the time of delivery either with cash or bank transfer, no other payment type is acceptable. Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Material: Ebony, Clock Type: Bracket Clock, Features: Chimes

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