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A large, quarter striking, fusee drop-dial wall clock by L.J. Meyer, Bristol. Circa 1863.

A large, unusual and attractive wall clock.

Stock No:   14412

The substantial, eight day duration, 5 pillar, double fusee movement with a large Dead-beat escapement and rack striking the quarters, hours and single passing strike on two top-mounted bells with three hammers. Also having a substantial pendulum bob.

Falseplate fitted behind a 14" diameter, flat painted iron dial with black Roman hour numerals set within a triple lined minute track with triangular hour markings. The centre bearing the maker's signature in script of "L.J.Meyer" above centre and the place "Bristol" in old English type below the centre. The matching steel hands are 'open moon' style and the heavy cast brass hinged bezel has a silvered sight ring and flat glass.

In a light mahogany case that is well-figured. The bezel surround in one-piece turned and is over a drop trunk that has carved floral leaf ears and a quarter round bottom separated with a plain moulding. The bottom has a cockbeaded, locking, curved door. There are also access doors with sound frets to the sides.

* This clock contained information suggesting that it was commissioned for the Arno's court convent in Bristol and then moved to the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Henbury. This would explain the 25 minute past and 5 minute to the hour passing strike as a call to prayer. L.J.Meyer is listed as working in Bristol in 1863, this ties in with where it was placed.

Dimensions:                        18" wide x 26 1/2" high x 7" deep.

Circa:                                   1863.

Condition:                             The movement is fairly bright and is working well but dirty. There was a striking
                                             fault due to someone not understanding the complications of it however, I
                                             have corrected this. The passing strike can be disabled. The dial is excellent
                                             with minor scuff marks. The case is also excellent however, the one piece
                                             surround has shrunk with age and opened up on the left side, this can be filled.
                                             The trunk lock needs attention and a key. The left hand ear has a small
                                             missing piece.

Price:                                    £2,750 in its present and working condition, any work required by a purchaser
                                             can be discussed upon enquiry.

A large, quarter striking, fusee drop-dial wall clock by L.J. Meyer, Bristol. Circa 1863.
  • A large, quarter striking, fusee drop-dial wall clock by L.J. Meyer, Bristol. Circa 1863.
  • A large, quarter striking, fusee drop-dial wall clock by L.J. Meyer, Bristol. Circa 1863.
  • A large, quarter striking, fusee drop-dial wall clock by L.J. Meyer, Bristol. Circa 1863.
  • A large, quarter striking, fusee drop-dial wall clock by L.J. Meyer, Bristol. Circa 1863.
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