Rare Reclus c19th Electric Master Clock / Time Transmitter with Mercury Pendulum

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Seller: slearmount (391) 100%, Location: Cambridge, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 283653278586 Rare Reclus c19th Electric Master Clock / Time Transmitter with Mercury Pendulum. This is a very rare French 'transitional' mechanical / electrical clock. The movement is a high quality spring-driven mechanical one (regulated via a temperature compensating mercury pendulum), but with additional contacts built-in so the clock can also act as an electrical master clock, transmitting signals to any number of slaves. I haven't seen another one of these clocks in the flesh, although there are some examples shown on the internet. It is an imposing clock, well finished and standing 17" tall. The movement is stamped with maker's name and no. 2967. The 5.25" dial is in good condition apart from some minor fritting around the winding hole, and the maker's name has been rubbed. Unfortunately there is no dome, but I suspect this would be fairly straightforward to find. The clock is working well, currently ticking away on my sideboard, although the pendulum suspension spring is a little too long and so the clock is running slow (it has very fine adjustment screws if the correct suspension is fitted): I haven't had the time or inclination to buy a new one (this should only be a few pounds from Meadows & Pasmore or another horological supplier). I orignally bought it from a well-know horological collector, and believe it to have therefore been well-looked after over the years. I am selling as I have too many clocks at the moment. t would be nice to think that it will go another enthusiastic collector who will have the time to set it up properly and drive a range of slave clocks! It is too fragile, especially with the mercury pendulum, to send by post so I am afraid it will have to be collection in person only. Good luck. Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Bracket Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Mechanical / Electric, Clock Type: Master Clock

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