REA WALTON11" single hand painted dial !! VERY RARE!!! UNRESTORED longcase

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Seller: diydans (66) 100%, Location: Nottingham, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 153850301383 !!!!!!!!!!! SINGLE HOUR HAND DIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!extreamely rare dial 11 " EARLY PAINTED DIAL by REA of WALTON (ON TRENT) extra rare do not miss this chance to buy a unique hour hand only single hand early painted dial from a 30 hour single hour hand clock 11" square date approx : cir.1780s ( REA listed working 1784 Bailey Vol1) I have owned this dial for many years and have never come across another, a single hand painted dial, they are usually found on brass dial clocks, not painted dial clocks it is in total original, untouched condition, no repainting or restoration has been carried out,please note the size of the original centre hole about 5mm very small, this confirms it is made for a single hour hand clock the dial only has a hour chapter ring with1/4 hour divisions there is no minute outer chapter ring beautiful simple decoration around makers name,and simple floral corner decorations this is a very very rare dial the dial will be sent next working day secure packed and delivery please feel free to contact me with any questionsWalton-on-Trent always strikes me as a pleasant place, and sufficiently off the beaten track to have survived into the 21st century rather well. It is also known for its clockmakers, too, having been the home, almost right through the 18th century, of the Rea family, Thomas Rea (1719-1782) leaving a number of sons, of whom Sampson (died 1817) – also of Burton-upon-Trent – and John both signed clocks there. In fact, it was almost a minor centre of clockmaking, such men going back to William Hosse in 1678 (possibly a predecessor or Thomas Rea) and on to Joseph Baldwin, in the 18th century, John Brearley ,as we move into the 19th and Samuel and William Smith, Rea’s successors. Indeed, one wonders why Walton attracted clockmakers for that 150 year period in such profusion in what was then a small agricultural settlement. Condition: used rare original, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Features: 30-Hour, Clock Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock dial

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