The British Railway Clock Specialist
12 inch mahogany cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the North Staffordshire Railway circa 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 pillars, these features point to a movement made in the period 1880 to 1890. The original White enamel painted dial displaying bold Roman numerals and the legend N.S.R. Co. JOHN SMITH & SONS MIDLAND CLOCK WORKS QUEEN ST DERBY. The case is a traditional English clock case manufactured from fine figured mahogany with a turned segmented surround affixed to the back box by two battens with 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 brass oval LMS clock numberplate 7538 is pinned onto the right hand side of the back box and the North Staffordshire Railway clock number 522 is stamped onto the left hand side of the case. A rare clock from one of the lesser suppliers to the North Staffordshire Railway.