Smiths Enfield Antique Art Deco Striking Mantel Clock, 1956.

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Seller: kayesse (928) 100%, Location: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, Tyne and Wear, Ships to: GB, Item: 283706205396 ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITEM IS STRICTLY U.K. POST ONLY.***** CATALOGUED FOR ONLY TWO YEARS, 1956 AND 1957, I OFFER FOR SALE ONE OF THE LESS FREQUENTLY SEEN SMITHS ENFIELD STRIKING MANTEL CLOCKS TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE, THE "BEVINGTON". THIS CLOCK HAS A MOVEMENT DATED JANUARY OF 1956, AND A STENCILED DATE BEHIND THE MOVEMENT OF 17th MAY OF THAT YEAR. FINISHED IN A SIMPLY GLORIOUS TWO TONE CHERRY VENEER, A HIGH ROUNDED TOP GIVES WAY TO STRAIGHT SIDES. THE CLOCK STANDS ON VERTICALLY GROOVED PLINTH FEET RUNNING THE ENTIRE DEPTH OF THE CASE AND THESE EXTEND OUTWARD AT THE SIDES. THE GROOVED THEME CONTINUES UPWARDS GIVING THE IMPRESSION THAT THE CLOCK IS SITTING WITHIN RECESSED BOOKENDS. THE BOOKENDS HAVE A CONTRASTING GRAIN PATTERN GIVING A HIGHLY PLEASING APPEARANCE WITH THE FRONT FACING SECTIONS BEING FINISHED IN A LIGHTER SHADE OF VENEER. THE CLOCK IS THE MOST INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL AND UNMOLESED CONDITION, AND BEARS ONLY THE SLIGHTEST OF AGE RELATED IMPERFECTIONS. IT WAS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE WHEN IT CAME TO ME, AND I HAVE DONE LITTLE TO IT SAVE FOR REMOVING MANY YEARS OF INGRAINED DIRT, AND RESTORING IT, AS FAR AS IS POSSIBLE, TO ITS FORMER GLORY BY THE APPLICATION OF SEVERAL COATS OF A HIGH QUALITY CARNAUBA WAX POLISH. IT IS DEVOID OF THE USUAL CRAZING SO FREQUENTLY FOUND ON AGED SHALLAC FINISHES, AND HAS A LOVELY DEEP GLOSS SHINE. SOMEWHAT UNUSUALLY, IT HAS CREAM COLOURED ARABIC NUMERALS AFFIXED DIRECTLY TO THE CASE FOR THREE, SIX, NINE AND TWELVE, AND SMALL CREAM TEARDROPS FOR THE REMAINING NUMERALS WITH MATCHING CREAM HANDS COMPLETING THE PICTURE. THE GOLD BEZEL IS AS NEW, SHINY AND UN-PITTED, WITHOUT ANY "DROP" WHATSOEVER WHEN OPENED, AND A STRONG CLASP HOLDS IT CORRECTLY AND TIGHTLY SHUT. I REMOVED, STRIPPED AND OVERHAULED THE MOVEMENT IN MARCH, CLEANING IT IN AN ULTRASONIC TANK USING THE FINEST HOROLOGICAL FLUIDS INCLUDING TOP QUALITY CLOCK OIL ON REASSEMBLY, AND AT THIS TIME REPLACED BOTH MAINSPRINGS. REPLACEMENT OF THE TIME SIDE SPRING AFFORDS YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN FROM THE CLOCK THE BEST POSSIBLE TIMEKEEPING. CLOSE INSPECTION REVEALED SLIGHT WEAR TO ONLY TWO BUSHES, ONE ON THE STRIKE SIDE AND ONE ON THE TIME SIDE BOTH ON THE BACK PLATE, AND I HAVE ELIMINATED THIS BY THE FITTING OF TWO NEW BUSHINGS. IT IS WORTHY OF NOTE THAT THE REMAINDER OF THE MOVEMENT IS IN INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL CONDITION, AND PRESENTS, AS DOES ALL OF THE CLOCK, AS ONE WHICH HAS DONE LITTLE TO EARN ITS KEEEP SINCE THE DAY IT LEFT THE FACTORY AND HAS TOO, BEEN SYMPATHETICALLY STORED. THE ORIGINAL MODEL DENOMINATION LABEL FITTED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS REMAINS IN PLACE ON THE REAR. SINCE OVERHAUL, IT HAS RUN FAULTLESSLY KEEPING EXCELLENT TIME AND PERFORMING WITH A STRONG AND EVEN TICK. STRIKING EVERY THIRTY MINUTES ON A SPIRAL GONG, THE CLOCK ALSO INCORPORATES AN HOUR COUNT. APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS ARE; L, 9", H, 8" H, 5". AS YOU WOULD EXPECT, THIS MAGNIFICENT CLOCK WILL BE SUPPLIED WITH ITS ORIGINAL AND ENGRAVED "SMITHS" KEY, TOGETHER WITH MY USUAL COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE RELATIVELY SIMPLE TASK OF "SETTING UP" AFTER DELIVERY AS WELL AS A COPY OF SMITHS INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED WITH THEIR CLOCKS 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. METICULOUSLY PACKED FOR A SAFE ARRIVAL, HOWEVER, PERSONAL COLLECTION IS, AS ALWAYS, WELCOMED. THINGS CAN AND DO HOWEVER, OCCASIONALLY GO AWRY WITH CLOCKS WHILST IN TRANSIT, BUT PLEASE REST ASSURED THAT I AM ALWAYS HERE TO ASSIST, RECTIFY OR SOLVE ANY 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 THAT THE QUOTED POSTAGE CHARGE IS 10% LESS THAN THE AMOUNT I PAY THE COURIER, NOR DOES IT INCLUDE THE 10% CHARGE LEVIED BY EBAY. 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. IN THIS CASE HOWEVER, I FELL CERTAIN THAT IT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT IN ANY WAY. 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. AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN IMMENSELY ATTRACTIVE AND RELATIVELY RARE MID 1950s SMITHS STRIKING CLOCK, IN TRULY EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION, FULLY OVERHAULED AS NECESSARY AND THUS IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER. ALL OF THE CLOCKS I SELL COME FROM A SMOKE AND PET FREE HOME, AND WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU IN THE CONDITION IN WHICH I WOULD HOPE TO RECEIVE IT IF I WERE THE BUYER. Condition: A SIMPLY STUNNING CLOCK WITH TWO NEW MAINSPRINGS AND THE MOVEMENT FULLY OVERHAULED IN MARCH., Condition: Used, Age: Antique, Post-1900, Material: Two tone Cherry, Featured Refinements: Striking Clock, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features: 8-Day, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Brand: Smiths Enfield, Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Art Deco, Clock Sub-Type: Mantel Clock

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