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GREAT NORTHERN & GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY 12 INCH DIAL TEAK CASED FUSEE CLOCK EX BECKINGHAM. GNR CLOCK NUMBER 254 CIRCA 1860.

12 inch teak cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the GNR around 1860 by Potts & Sons of Leeds. The quality English chain driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates held together by turned shaped pillars. A mahogany case with a one piece turned surround held onto the back box by four tapered pegs, a spun brass bezel hinged on the left, the back box is of typical mid to late 19th century London 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, LNER 7187 and clearly visible as ghosted lettering POTTS LEEDS. The London & North Eastern Railway clock records show that this clock was located at, Beckingham Station Waiting Room and was Great Northern Railway clock number 254. On close examination of this clock I would say its a John walker supplied clock probably bought in by Potts and dates to the early days of the GNR circa 1860. Beckingham was a former GN & GE Joint station in Nottinghamshire on the line between Donacster and Gainsborough closed in 1963.

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