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British Railway Clocks That I Have Sold and Restored

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Great Northern and Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Joint 12 inch dial Oak cased fusee clock Ex Wakefield Kirkgate.

12 inch oak cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the GNR in the mid to late 19th century probably by John Smith of Derby. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with shaped shoulders, which are held together by turned cylindrical pillars. A Oak 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 Roman numerals and bearing the legend, B.R.(NE) 16757. The London & North Eastern Railway clock records show that this clock was located at, Wakefield Kirkgate Traffic and also show that this was LMS clock number 8781, however the clock is earlier than this.

 

South Eastern Railway 10 inch dial Mahogany cased fusee drop dial clock Ex New Cross.

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10-inch Mahogany cased iron dial clock with drop to the case and a cast brass bezel manufactured for the South Eastern Railway circa 1860. The quality 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 114 scratched on it. A white enamel hand painted dial displaying bold Roman numerals and the legend, S.E.R. the rear of the dial also has 114 SR and 114 BR(S) written on it. A traditional English drop dial clock case manufactured from Mahogany 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 secured with a brass turn, the drop of the case features fine mahogany veneer and the rear of the case has been stamped 114 SE and branded SER, the side door retains its original SER brass numberplate 114. The Southern clock records show that this clock was originally supplied to New Cross station Main Line Inspectors office.  This important and rare clock has a whole page dedicated to it in the Railway clocks book by Ian P Lyman.

 

Great Western Railway 12 inch dial Mahogany cased fusee drop dial clock. A Stunning Early GWR Clock.

12 inch Mahogany cased drop dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Great Western Railway circa 1850. The quality English “London style” fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates which are held together by shaped pillars. A Mahogany drop dial case with a lovely flame mahogany veneer which is tooled along the sides. The back box is of mid 19th century London design with a shallow curve to the bottom, the bottom door is cock beaded and retains its original brass lock, the GWR ivorine numberplate 632 is screwed onto the front of the drop. The original painted iron dial with Roman numerals and block lettered GWR has had a few small patches of sympathetic restoration around the dial pillars but the rest has been left for originality. This is probably the best example of a very early GWR clock of this style to come onto the market.

 

Cambrian Railway 12 inch dial Oak cased fusee clock Ex Fairbourne.

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12 inch oak cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Cambrian Railway in the mid to late 19th century. The quality English chain driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has A shaped plates, which are held together by turned cylindrical pillars. A Oak case with a eight piece turned surround held onto the back box by four tapered pegs with a GWR numberplate 534 fixed onto the left hand side, 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, B.R.-W.  The case has chalked on the back Fairbourne, this was a former Cambrian station on the line between Llwyngwril and Barmouth Junction.

 

Great Western Railway 12 inch dial Mahogany cased fusee drop dial clock.

12 inch Mahogany cased drop dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Great Western Railway in 1924 by H Williamson Ltd of London. The quality English chain driven fusee movement with Harrison’s maintaining power is in fully overhauled condition and has rectangular plates which are held together by turned pillars. A Light Mahogany chisel bottom case held onto the back box by four tapered pegs. The back box is of typical late 19th early 20th century design with two side door’s and a bottom door secured by a brass ball catch, this is a typical GWR Reading clock works modification the GWR ivorine numberplate 1729 is screwed onto the front of the drop. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend GWR. A nice original example of these rare GWR drop dial clocks.

 

London and North Eastern Railway 10 inch dial mahogany cased fusee clock Ex Sheffield Bridgehouses.

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10 inch Mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the London and North Eastern Railway Circa 1940 by Grimshaw, Baxter & Elliott Ltd. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates, which are held together by cylindrical pillars and the plates are stamped with the movement number. A totally original Mahogany case with a four piece turned surround screwed onto the back box. The back box is of typical 20th century design with one side door and a bottom door secured by a brass turn. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, B.R.(E) 12175. The London and North Eastern Railway clock records show that this clock was located at,  Sheffield Bridgehouses Goods Staff Canteen.

 

London Midland and Scottish Railway going barrel wall clock.

12 inch pine cased railway wall clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the LMS in the mid to late 1930’s by Smith’s clocks. The quality English going barrel movement with jeweled platform lever escapement is in fully overhauled condition. The case is made from figured pine with a four piece quartered surround. The dial is in original condition, but I am happy to touch in the numerals for the new owner if they so wish at no extra cost. A nice quality entry level railway timepiece.

Great Northern Railway 8 inch dial mahogany cased fusee clock ex Newark Northgate.

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8 inch mahogany cased iron dial clock with a spun brass bezel manufactured for the Great Northern Railway circa 1870–1880 by John Smith of Derby. The quality English chain driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with shaped shoulders which are held together by turned tapered pillars, these characteristics point to a clock manufactured between 1870-1880.  The white enamel painted dial rewritten in the post grouping style displaying bold Roman numerals and the legend B.R.(E) 9336, surrounded by a spun brass bezel. The LNER records show that this clock was originally GNR clock No 903 and its last known location was Newark Northgate Cotham Signal Box.

 

Great Northern Railway 18 inch dial mahogany cased fusee clock Potts & Sons Leeds dial writing ex Great Northern Station Hotel Wellington Street Leeds.

18 inch mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the GNR around 1869 when the hotel was opened. The quality English chain driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates, which are held together by turned pillars. A Mahogany case with a segmented 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 Roman numerals and bearing the legend, Potts & Sons 7599. The London & North Eastern Railway clock records show that this clock was located at, Great Northern Hotel Leeds. This is the largest dial clock I have owned and would make an impressive centre piece in a large room. The link below is of a photograph that shows the clock in situ above the fireplace in the Hall of the Great Northern Hotel. http://www.englishheritagearchives.org.uk

 

British Railways Eastern Region 10 inch dial mahogany cased fusee clock Ex Southend-On-Sea Central.

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10 inch Mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Eastern Region of British Railways in 1951 by Grimshaw, Baxter & Elliott Ltd. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates, which are held together by cylindrical pillars and the plates are stamped with the movement number. A totally original Mahogany case with a four piece turned surround held onto the back box by four tapered pegs. The back box is of typical 20th century design with one side door and a bottom door secured by a brass turn. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, B.R.(E) 13019. The London and North Eastern Railway clock records show that this clock was located at,  Southend-On-Sea Central Station and was issued on the 10th December 1951. Items from Southend are particularly hard to come by and are sought after due to it being a classic Holiday location.

 

Great Western Railway 12 inch dial Rosewood cased fusee drop dial clock.

12 inch Rosewood cased drop iron dial fusee railway clock with a cast brass bezel with convex glass and key operated bezel lock supplied to the Great Western Railway in the mid 19th century. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with shaped shoulders, which are held together by turned and shaped pillars. A Rosewood case with Brass and ebony inlay with an integral drop to the surround, held onto the back box by four small tapered pegs. The back box is of typical early 19th century “Salt Box” design with one side door and a bottom door secured by a brass lock. An enamel screen  painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend GWR, this process was used in the 1920’s and was short lived. This clock is featured in the Railway Clock book by Ian Lyman Page 83 Fig 3.89 and was sold by the London auction house Bonham’s sometime in the 1980’s. One of only 4 known survivors of this type of clock and all four show detail differences, so this one is probably unique, one for the Serious Collector !

North Eastern Railway 12 inch drop dial Mahogany cased fusee clock Ex Shildon.

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12 inch Mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel. The quality English chain driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with shaped shoulders and is stamped in the back Ex YRK which confirms that the clock was originally sold from the British Railways Collectors corner shop in York sometime in the 1970’s. The original dial bears the writing LNER 5884, the excellent quality flame mahogany case which is in original condition has a ornate wooden lenticle window and detailed carved ears. The LNER clock records show that the clock was in use at Shildon Simpasture cabin Signal box. A rare clock, Circa 1870.

London and North Western Railway 12 inch dial Mahogany cased fusee clock Ex Nantwich.

12 inch mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the L&NWR in the mid to late 19th century. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates, which are held together by turned shaped pillars. A mahogany case with a one 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 one side door and a bottom door secured by a brass lock. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, L&N.W.RY. This clock was located at, Nantwich, Newcastle Crossing.

London & South Western Railway 8 inch dial Mahogany cased fusee clock Ex Plymouth Friary.

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8 inch mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a cast brass bezel supplied to the LSWR circa 1870 by John Walker of London. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates, which are held together by turned cylindrical pillars. A Mahogany case with a one piece turned surround held onto the back box by two tapered pegs, the back box is of typical 19th century design with one side door and a bottom door secured by a brass lock and has the usual Walker cock beading to the bottom door the back of the case is also stamped 3908 SW. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, B.R.(S) John Walker 1 South Molton ST London 3908 SW. The Southern Railway clock records show that this clock was last in use at, Plymouth Friary  Station Masters Office and before that at Queens Road London East signal box.

North Eastern Railway 10 inch dial Mahogany cased fusee clock Ex Kirkby Stephen Loco Shed.

10 inch Mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the North Eastern Railway circa 1900 by Winterhalder & Hofmeier of Germany. The quality English style chain driven fusee movement has rectangular plates which are held together by turned shaped screwed pillars. The original dial bears the writing LNER 4775. The mahogany case has one side door and a bottom door secured with a brass turn. The LNER clock records show that the clock was in use at Kirkby Stephen Locomotive Shed and was North Eastern Railway clock number 719.

South Eastern Railway 12 inch dial Walnut cased fusee drop dial clock Ex Victoria and Swanley.

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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.

London Brighton & South Coast Railway 10 inch dial Mahogany cased fusee clock Ex Streatham Common.

10 inch mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a cast brass bezel supplied to the LB&SCR in 1896 by Grimshaw Baxter & Elliott Ltd of London at a cost of £2-0-0d. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates, which are held together by cylindrical pillars. A Mahogany case with a one piece turned surround held onto the back box by four tapered pegs, the back box is of typical 19th century design with one side door and a bottom door secured by a brass lock. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, B.R.(S) John Walker 1 South Molton ST London 873 B. The Southern Railway clock records show that this clock was located at, Streatham Common booking office. Streatham Common was a former London Brighton and South Coast Railway Station in Surrey on the line between Balham and Croydon.

London Chatham and Dover Railway 14 inch dial Teak cased fusee drop dial clock Ex Folkestone Harbour.

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14-inch Teak cased iron dial clock with drop to the case and a cast brass bezel manufactured for the London Chatham and Dover Railway circa 1860. The quality English chain driven fusee movement of typical London style has large rectangular plates which are held together by turned tapered shouldered pillars. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, BR(S) 1290 SE. A traditional English drop dial clock case manufactured from Teak with a four piece turned concave and 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 one side access door and a bottom door secured with a brass lock, the drop of the case features fine figured teak and the rear of the case has been stamped 1290 SE. The Southern clock records show that this clock was last in use at Folkestone Harbour Port Masters Office and before that was used in the Booking Hall Honor Oak Station. I haven’t seen another one of these clocks in teak.

Southern Railway 18 inch dial oak cased fusee clock ex Cannon Street Station London.

18 inch Oak cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Southern Railway between 1927 & 1929 by Grimshaw & Baxter. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates, which are held together by cylindrical pillars. A totally original Mahogany case with a four piece turned surround with the clock number 10021 stamped into the bottom of it, held onto the back box by four tapered pegs. The back box is of typical 20th century design with one side door and a bottom door secured by a brass turn. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, BR(S) 10021. The Southern Railway clock records show that this clock was located at, Cannon Street station Concourse London and before this at Dartford Station Concourse. A rare large clock from a major London station.

Lancashire and Yorkshire 12 inch dial Mahogany cased fusee clock Ex Bury Dist Goods office and latterly Cheltenham Spa Lansdown/St James PW Office.

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12 inch mahogany ebonised cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the LYR in the mid to late 19th century by John Agar of Bury. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates which are held together by turned pillars. A Mahogany ebonised case with a one 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 turn, the top of the back box retain the original LYR steel number plate 2412 and Location plate Dist Goods Office Bury and the bottom of the surround has a LMS brass oval numberplate 13235. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, B.R.(W). This clock was originally located at BURY in the district goods office and in LMS days transferred to Cheltenham Spa Lansdown station and due to Boundary changes in the 1950’s transferred into Western Region stock and subsequently repaired and repainted at the former GWR clock workshops at Reading, its last known location was the Permanent Way office at Cheltenham Spa St James. A well traveled Clock! Click on the image below for a close up of the original LYR Plates.


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