The British Railway Clock Specialist
10 inch Mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a early pattern spun brass bezel supplied to the GWR or one of its constituent companies in the mid 19th century. The quality English chain driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has shaped shouldered rectangular plates with a rectangular cut out to the bottom these are held together by turned cylindrical collared pillars. A Fine mahogany case with a one piece turned surround held onto the back box by four tapered pegs with a GWR numberplate 1357 fixed onto the left hand side, the back box is of typical mid to late 19th century design with two side doors and a bottom door with the lock removed and secured by a ball bearing catch, this would have been fitted by the GWR clock workshops at Reading and is a common feature on GWR clocks, the inside still retains a paper label with 1357A written on it. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the GWR roundel logo, the rear of the dial has 1357 in pencil. The movement and pendulum are also both stamped with the number 17638 which shows both belong together. This is the first genuine GWR 10 inch clock to surface and I can almost guarantee you wont find another ! The rarity and desirability of this clock is reflected in the price and is definitely one for the GWR collector.