The British Railway Clock Specialist
12-inch oak cased iron dial clock with a spun brass bezel manufactured for the NER by Reid & Son of Newcastle upon Tyne. The quality early English chain driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates which are held together by turned pillars, these features point to a movement made in the period 1860 to 1870. The White enamel painted dial rewritten by British Railways North Eastern Region displaying bold Roman numerals and the legend BR NE 2954. The case is a traditional English drop dial clock case manufactured out of fine figured oak with a 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 by a brass lock. The LNER records show that this clock was last in use at Etherley Signal Box. Etherley was a former NER station between Bishop Auckland and Crook.