The British Railway Clock Specialist
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 !