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Great Western / Barry Railway 12 inch dial oak cased drop dial fusee clock.

12 inch oak cased drop dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Great Western / Barry Railway circa 1889 by Potts & Sons Of Leeds. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with shaped shoulders and cut out to the bottom, which are held together with turned pillars. A oak curved bottom case with eight piece surround held onto the back box by four tapered pegs, the back box is of typical mid 19th century design with two side door’s and a bottom door with the lock filled in and secured with a GWR replacement ball bearing catch, the GWR ivorine numberplate 2641 is screwed onto the left of the case. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend GWR and clearly ghosted Potts & Sons Leeds. This clock also retains its original Potts supply label on the top of the back box and in ink is written the location of Barry Docks. A rare GWR clock as this is the first known example with a Potts ghosted dial.

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