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British Railway Clocks That I Have Sold and Restored

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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 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 its original T bar brass turn, the GWR ivorine numberplate 1841 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.

 

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

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12 inch Mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel, supplied by Darling & Wood of York circa 1870-1880. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with turned pillars. The case made out of mahogany with mahogany veneer to the drop, the bottom door is secured by a brass turn. The dial bears the writing LNER 6177, and retains its original ornate hands. The LNER clock records show that the clock was last in use at Heslerton Station (Cabin) Signal Box. Heslerton was a former North Eastern Railway station between Malton and Scarborough.

 

Midland Railway 12 inch dial Oak cased Drop Dial fusee clock

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.

 

Taff Vale Railway 12 inch dial Mahogany cased fusee clock. A nice Early TVR Clock.

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12 inch Mahogany cased drop dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Taff Vale Railway circa 1860, by Joseph Collings of Cardiff. The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with shaped shoulders and cut out to the bottom which are held together by turned tapered pillars. A Mahogany dial case with a 8 piece moulded surround with a back box of mid 19th century design with 2 side doors and a bottom door with the lock removed and now secured with the GWR modified ball bearing catch, the bezel retains its wartime black finish, and the GWR ivorine numberplate 2297 is screwed onto the left hand side of the case. The original painted iron dial with Roman numerals and the 1930’s GWR roundel has had a few small patches of sympathetic restoration around the dial pillars but the rest has been left for originality, the hands are also original and are typical of Joseph Collings supplied clocks. This is a superb example of a Taff Vale Railway clock.

 

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.


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