English longcase clock - Samuel Whitchurch Kingswood - c. 1750

English longcase clock - Samuel Whitchurch Kingswood - c. 1750
Mechanical - 8-day anchor escapement movement - with striking mechanism, second hand and date display

This clock was made in England in the 18th century by the renowned clockmaker
Samuel Whitchurch in Kingswood (see Google, for example), case is made of sturdy oak.
A solid anchor escapement that runs for approx. 8 days before it has to be rewound. To fine original weights on pulleys provide the propulsion. The top piece is also made of oak and is crowned by a brass sphere and peak. The striking mechanism works with a bronze bell that only sounds on the full hours.
The fine dial has gold-plated bronze corner decorations and a silver-plated numeral ring. The dial features a finely engraved landscape in the centre. Very artistic is the seconds ring, which is made in the same technique. In the bottom is a window for the day indication, below it a signature of the maker in fine letters.
The heavy pendulum disc is made of lead and has a brass sheathing.
The original key completes the whole. Runs and strikes as it should.
Measurements: H 210 x W 45 x D 25 cm.
Clock will not be shipped but can be delivered free of charge upon request, but then only within the Netherlands. The clock can of course also be picked up in Heino.

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