Seller: ctagrayuk (1,018) 100%, Location: Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of), Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 142837078275 A very fine 18th century Louis V French or Swiss bracket / mantel clock movement dating from around 1730 signed DFDB.Original verge escapementDouble hammer strking system with the hammers pumped for striking the half hours on a second bell, usually a hgher tone. Fine and large spring driven verge movement of long duration maybe in excess of 2 weeks.Nicely shaped steelwork.Very fine wheel work. Please see images below. Clicking on any one image will open the images as a gallery in a separate browser or tab and then may be enlarged if required. Condition. The movement has not been cleaned for a long time and is somewhat tarnished and a little dirty but is structurally sound and in excellent condition. There is some pitting to the underdial and backplate steelwork as well as the hammer arbours but this is not too bad. Otherwise the rusting to the steelwork is mostly superficial particularly the pinions. There is minimal wear to the pinions and the escapement pallets. The wheel trains run smoothly when spring pressure is applied to the wheel trains. One pivot on the fly has broken off so the arbour needs repivoting - a standard repair. No bell pendulum or case. Dimensions. Movement 13.1 cm high x 15 cm wide Packed weight 3.3 kg 36 x 30 x 21 cm Clock Type: Bracket Clock, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: French Religieuse, Features: 2 weeks or more?