The British Railway Clock Specialist
12 inch oak 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 by turned cylindrical, shaped pillars. An Oak case with a eight piece turned surround and drop to the box with a lenticle window with a carved surround and ornate carved ears, 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 unusually has two LMS numberplates one oval brass No 11148 on the front and a later style rectangular alloy one No 6728 screwed onto the right hand side, both of these numbers correspond to clocks used on the old Midland Railway. A superb example of a Midland Railway clock.