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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 12 INCH DIAL Mahogany CASED FUSEE CLOCK EX Leeds Goods. GNR Clock number 31 Circa 1850

12 inch mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a cast brass bezel supplied to the GNR around 1850 by Potts & Sons of Leeds. The quality English chain driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates held together by turned shaped pillars. A mahogany case with a one piece turned surround held onto the back box by four tapered pegs, a cast brass bezel hinged on the left, the back box is of typical mid to late 19th century London design with one side door and a bottom door secured by a brass lock. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, LNER 10631 and clearly visible as ghosted lettering W.POTTS & SON LEEDS G.N.R. 31. The Potts writing is in their very early style. The London & North Eastern Railway clock records show that this clock was located at, Leeds (Goods) Gottsfield Weighbridge and was Great Northern Railway clock number 31. On close examination of this clock I would say its a John walker supplied clock probably bought in by Potts and dates to around the opening of the GNR circa 1850 -60. This is the earliest and lowest number Great Northern Clock I have ever seen, a truly historical time piece.

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