The British Railway Clock Specialist
12 inch Oak cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Great Western and Rhymney Railway Joint line by Skarratt of Worcester circa 1870 for the opening of the Taff Bargoed extension and numbered GWR & Rhymney Rly clock No 95.
The quality English chain driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with shaped shoulders and a rectangular cut out to the bottom these are held together by turned pillars, the pendulum is stamped 95 which matches with the ghosted dial clock number.
A Fine oak case with a 8 piece segmented convex and concave surround held onto the back box by four tapered pegs with a GWR numberplate 1327 fixed onto the left hand side, the back box is of typical mid 19th century design with two side doors and a bottom door secured with a GWR replacement ball bearing catch.
An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and showing GWR in block letters, also visible is the original ghosted dial writing BARGOED RAILWAY SKARRATT GW & RR WORCESTER 95.
This is the best example I have seen of one of these exceptionally rare joint Bargoed clocks and only one other is known to have survived.