Smiths Antique Art Deco Westminster Chime Mantel Clock, Excellent!

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Seller: kayesse (907) 100%, Location: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, Tyne and Wear, Ships to: GB, Item: 283477164901 *** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITEM IS STRICTLY UK POSTAGE ONLY *** A MODEL CATALOGUED FOR EIGHT YEARS FROM 1955 UNTIL 1962 INCLUSIVE, I OFFER FOR SALE A MAGNIFICENT AND IMPOSING SMITHS WESTMINSTER CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK, THE "WAVERLEY". THIS IS ONE OF TWO CURRENTLY IN MY POSSESSION, THE OTHER WILL BE RELEASED AT A FUTURE DATE. DESPITE A RELATIVELY LONG PRODUCTION SPAN, FEW WAVERLEYS SEEM TO HAVE SURVIVED AND THEY DON'T APPEAR FOR SALE WITH THE REGULARITY OF MANY OTHER MODELS OF SMITHS WESTMINSTERS. THIS CLOCK HAS A MOVEMENT DATED JUNE OF 1958. THE CASE IN A RICH WALNUT SHELLAC VENEER IS IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH A HIGH GLOSS FINISH AND THE MINIMUM OF AGE RELATED MARKS. IT IS VIRTUALLY DEVOID OF THE CRAZING NORMALLY FOUND WITH SHELLAC FINISHES FIFTY OR SIXTY YEARS DOWN THE LINE. IT WAS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE WHEN I ACQUIRED IT, AND IT HAS HAD LITTLE ATTENTION OTHER THAN A THOROUGH CLEAN TO REMOVE SOME INGRAINED SURFACE DIRT, AND THE APPLICATION OF SEVERAL COATS OF A HIGH QUALITY CARNAUBA WAX POLISH WHICH HAS, AS FAR AS IS POSSIBLE, RESTORED IT TO ITS FORMER GLORY. THIS IMPOSING CLOCK STANDS BETWEEN GRANDIOSE PILLARS WHICH HAVE INTRICATE CARVINGS OF WHAT APPEAR TO BE INVERTED EARS OF WHEAT, AND THE CURVED TOP FLOWS GENTLY TO JOIN THE PILLARS. BEVELLED PLINTH FEET RUN THE ENTIRE DEPTH OF THE CASE PROTRUDING SLIGHTLY AT THE FRONT AND SIDES. SOMEWHAT UNUSUALLY, THE CLOCK HAS A SIENNA BROWN CHAPTER RING WITH RAISED GOLD COLOURED ROMAN NUMERALS AND MINUTE DIVISIONS,THESE ARE COMPLIMENTED BY A PENCIL THIN GOLD LINE DRAWN AROUND THE INNER CIRCUMFERENCE. ALL DETAILING IS NEAR PERFECT, AND BEAUTIFUL MATCHING GOLD HANDS COMPLETE THE PICTURE. THE GOLD BEZEL IS AS NEW, SHINY AND UNPITTED. LIKE SO MANY OF THE LARGEST STYLE OF BEZEL IT HAS THE MEREST TAD OF "DROP" WHEN OPENED, BUT IT IS CORRECTLY HELD TIGHTLY SHUT BY A STRONG CLASP. I REMOVED, STRIPPED AND OVERHAULED THE MOVEMENT IN SEPTEMBER OF 2018, WASHING IT IN AN ULTRASONIC TANK USING THE FINEST HOROLOGICAL FLUIDS INCLUDING TOP QUALITY CLOCK OIL ON REASSEMBLY, AND AT THIS TIME REPLACED ALL THREE MAINSPRINGS. BY REPLACING THE TIME SIDE SPRING, I AFFORD YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN FROM THE CLOCK THE BEST POSSIBLE TIMEKEEPING. CLOSE INSPECTON REVEALED THAT THE MOVEMENT WAS SUFFERING FROM VARYING DEGREES OF WEAR TO SEVERAL BUSHES ON THE FRONT AND BACK PLATES, AND THIS I HAVE TAKEN CARE OF BY THE FITTING OF A TOTAL OF EIGHT REPLACEMET BUSHINGS, FOUR TO THE CHIME SIDE, TWO TO THE STRIKE AND TWO TO THE TIME SIDE. SINCE OVERHAUL IT HAS RUN CONTINUOUSLY AND FAULTLESSLY KEEPING EXCELLENT TIME AND PRESENTING A STRONG AND STEADY TICK. THE CLOCK PROVIDES WESTMINSTER CHIMES WHICH STRIKE ON AN ASCENDING SCALE EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, AND INCORPORATE AN HOUR COUNT. THE MUSIC CAN BE SILENCED WHEN REQUIRED BY USE OF A SMALL LEVER AT "9". AN IMPOSING CLOCK, ITS APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS; L; 14.5" H; 9.5" D; 5". NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS VERY ORIGINAL CLOCK WILL BE SUPPLIED WITH ITS ORIGINAL AND ENGRAVED "SMITHS" KEY, TOGETHER WITH MY COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTION SHEET TO ASSIST YOU IN THE RELATIVELY SIMPLE TASK OF "SETTING UP" AFTER DELIVERY AND A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL SMITHS INSTRUCTION LEAFLET SUPPLIED WITH THE CLOCK WHEN NEW. WHILST THE VAST MAJORITY OF BUYERS ARE ABLE TO MANAGE THE SETTING UP PROCEDURE WITHOUT DIFFICULTY, SOME REQUIRE ASSISTANCE, AND I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO GUIDE THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH THE PROCEDURE AND HELP THEM THROUGH THE PROCESS. I HAVE DESCRIBED THIS CLOCK TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY, HOWEVER, BECAUSE ALL OF THE CLOCKS I SELL ARE A MINIMUM OF FIFTY YEARS OLD, IT IS PROBABLE THAT THEY WILL BEAR SOME HONESTY MARKS AND/OR SLIGHT CHIPS OR SCRATCHES WHICH HAVE BEEN ACCRUED OVER THE YEARS. I PROVIDE MANY PHOTOGRAPHS IN A GENUINE ATTEMPT TO ACCURATELY PORTRAY THE CONDITION OF THE CLOCK FOR SALE, SO PLEASE VIEW THEM AS THEY FORM AN INTEGRAL PART OF MY DESCRIPTION. WHILST I WILL ALWAYS DRAW ATTENTION TO ANY MAJOR SCARS OR FAULTS, THE CAMERA FLASH INEVITABLY DRAWS ATTENTION TO SUCH DISCREPANCIES, SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK BEFORE BIDDING SHOULD YOU NEED CLARIFICATION REGARDING ANY ISSUES YOU SEE. METICULOUSLY PACKED FOR A SAFE ARRIVAL, HOWEVER, AS ALWAYS, PERSONAL COLLECTION IS WELCOMED. THINGS CAN AND DO OCCASIONALLY GO AWRY WITH CLOCKS WHILST IN TRANSIT BECAUSE OF THEIR VERY NATURE, BUT PLEASE REST ASSURED THAT I WILL ALWAYS ASSIST, RECTIFY OR SOLVE DIFFICULTIES OF ANY KIND WHICH MAY ARISE NO RESERVE, 99p STARTING BID, AND MY PROMISE OF ARRANGEMENTS FOR DISPATCH TO BEGIN IMMEDIATELY CLEARED PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. PLEASE NOTE TOO THAT THE QUOTED POSTAGE CHARGE IS LESS THAN THE AMOUNT I PAY THE COURIER, NOR DOES IT INCLUDE THE 10% CHARGE LEVIED BY EBAY. A HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE AND SELDOM SEEN MODEL OF A MID TO LATE 1950s SMITH'S WESTMINSTER CHIMING CLOCK, FULLY OVERHAULED AS NECESSARY AND THUS IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER. ALL MY CLOCKS COME FROM A SMOKE AND PET FREE HOME, AND WILL ARRIVE IN THE CONDITION I WOULD HOPE TO RECEIVE THEM WERE I THE BUYER. Condition: A MAGNIFICENT CLOCK WITH THREE NEW MAINSPRINGS,AND THE MOVEMENT FULLY O'HAULED SEPT. 2018., Condition: Used, Age: Antique, Material: Walnut, Featured Refinements: Westminster Chiming Clock, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features: 8-Day, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Brand: Smiths, Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Art Deco, Clock Sub-Type: Mantel Clock

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