The British Railway Clock Specialist
12-inch Walnut cased iron dial clock with drop to the case and a cast brass bezel manufactured for the South Eastern Railway circa 1867. The quality chain driven English fusee movement of typical London style has rectangular plates which are held together by turned tapered shouldered pillars, the back plate is stamped with the SER cartouche and the front plate has 509 scratched in it. A white enamel screen printed and hand painted dial displaying bold Roman numerals and the legend, B.R.(S). John Walker 1, South Molton St London 509.S.E. the rear of the dial is also stamped 509 in the top. A traditional English drop dial clock case manufactured from Walnut with a one piece turned convex surround affixed to the back box by two battens with four tapered pegs, the back box is of traditional mid 19th century design with two side access door’s and a bottom door with the lock removed and replaced with an ornate brass turn, the drop of the case features fine walnut veneer and the rear of the case has been stamped 509 SE and branded SER, the side door retains its original SER brass numberplate 509 and the pendulum bob is also stamped 509 as is the bezel hinge. The Southern clock records show that this clock was originally supplied to Swanley District Engineers office and then transferred to Victoria station London where it was used in the Chief Mechanical Engineers department.