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Midland Railway 12 inch Oak Cased Drop Dial

12 inch mahogany 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.  An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, JOHN SMITH & SONS MIDLAND CLOCK WORKS QUEEN ST 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. The LMS brass clock number plate LMS 11869 is screwed to the front of the box. A nice original example of a Midland Railway clock, and more unusual in a mahogany case as opposed to the normal oak ones.


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