Windmills & Bennett Longcase Clock - Circa 1725

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Seller: bhall1978bethany (74) 100%, Location: Wellington, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 324037350950 Windmills & Bennett Longcase Clock - circa 1725 English longcase or "grandfather" clock, made by Thomas Windmills circa 1725. The clock has a brass dial, inscribed "Windmills & Bennet London", with a seconds hand, and also shows the days of the month. The clock was passed on to me through an inheritance last year. I understand that it is in working order although the pendulum connection snapped while in transit so I cannot guarantee this. Through my own inquiries, including communications with the curator of the Clockmakers museum in the City of London. I understand that the Windmills on the dial refers to Thomas Windmills, son of the famous London Clockmaker Joseph Windmills. Thomas was a member of the Clockmakers company, becoming its master in 1718. He had various partners including Thomas Bennett (sometimes the double "t" was included, other times not). As far as the movement and the case are concerned, I don't know whether they are original (I suspect the case might not be) but hopefully the photos provide some detail and inspections by appointment are welcome. I believe the clock to have been in working order before I received it. Unfortunately the suspension spring has broken and a replacement would need to be obtained (I've been quoted £50). See last photo for better idea of missing part. Although I'm no expert, I do know that clocks from this maker attract some serious money so serious offers only please. Buyer to collect or arrange own courier. Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Featured Refinements: Longcase Clock, Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock, Clock Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock

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