The British Railway Clock Specialist
8-inch oak cased iron dial clock with a cast brass bezel manufactured for the NER by Reid & Son of Newcastle upon Tyne. The quality early English wire driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with shaped shoulders which are held together by turned pillars with a central ring, these features point to a movement made in the period 1860 to 1870. The White enamel painted dial rewritten by British Railways North Eastern Region displaying bold Roman numerals and the legend BR(NE) 3497. The case is a traditional English drop dial clock case manufactured out of fine figured oak with a turned convex surround affixed to the back box by two battens with three tapered pegs, the back box is of traditional Mid to late 19th century design with one side access door and a bottom door secured by a brass turn the back box is also stamped NER 472. The LNER records show that this clock was last in use at Heaton Locomotive Running Time Office and was NER clock number 472.