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North Eastern Railway 8 inch drop dial Oak cased fusee clock Ex Stella Gill Flatts Signal Box.

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 fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates which are held together by turned shouldered pillars, these features point to a movement made in the period 1870 to 1880. The White enamel painted dial rewritten by British Railways North Eastern Region displaying bold Roman numerals and the legend BR(NE) 6406. 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 two 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 lock. The LNER records show that this clock was last located at Stella Gill Flatts Signal Cabin (Box). Stella Gill Flatts was a former North Eastern Railway Signal Box Near Pelaw in County Durham and was an important colliery junction. Some information and pictures of the box can be found here.

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