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 1860 by John Smith of Derby. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has early rectangular plates with shaped shoulders and cut out to the bottom, which are held together by turned cylindrical shouldered pillars. A Mahogany case with a eight piece turned surround 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 Arabic numerals and bearing the legend, B.R.15324, this would have been repainted at Doncaster clock works when the clocks from this area were transferred from the Midland region to the Eastern region, the hands are typical of John Smith ones being made out of brass and having the distinct heart shaped hour hand. The London & North Eastern Railway clock records show that this clock was located at, Rotherham Masborough Parkgate Junction Signal Box and also show that this was LMS clock number 7383, however the clock is of Midland Railway origin.