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Lot 151
An 18th Century 8 day striking longcase bird cage clock movement, striking on a bell, the 11" arched brass dial with silvered chapter ring and Roman numerals by Step.n Fox and Tho.s Clark, the centre of the dial engraved a shooting scene (movement "tinkered" with) £250-300

This movement has been tinkered with quite extensively - the vendor very proudly announced that it worked although when you take a close look at it you are amazed at how! The handles are attached to the dial by way of a bent pin. The dial has been scrubbed to the point of being very discoloured and there are padlocks and paperclips on the mechanism in order to help it!

From Clocks in the Clocks & Scientific Instruments section in our Antique, Fine Art and Collectables auction held on Wednesday 28th of June 2006