The British Railway Clock Specialist
12 inch mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Midland Railway circa 1870-1880 by John Smith and Sons of Derby. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates, which are held together with turned cylindrical, shaped pillars. A mahogany case with a eight piece turned surround and drop to the box with a lenticle window with a carved surround, the surround is held onto the back box by four tapered pegs, the back box is of typical mid to late 19th century design with two side doors and a bottom door secured by a brass lock. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, JOHN SMITH & SONS MIDLAND CLOCK WORKS QUEEN ST DERBY. The clock has a BR(M) LMS style oval brass numberplate No 18602. The clock is ex Derby Locomotive works Boiler repair and fabrication shop No18, a superb example of a Midland Railway clock.