The British Railway Clock Specialist
12 inch Oak cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Rhymney Railway by Spiridion of Cardiff circa 1860-1870 and numbered Rhymney Rly clock No 73. The quality English chain driven fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with shaped shoulders and a rectangular cut out to the bottom these are held together by turned pillars, the pendulum is stamped 73 which matches with the ghosted Rhymney clock number. A Fine oak case with a 8 piece segmented convex and concave surround held onto the back box by four tapered pegs with a GWR numberplate 669 fixed onto the left hand side, the back box is of typical mid 19th century design with two side doors and a bottom door secured with a lock. An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the GWR roundel logo and also visible is the original Ghosted dial writing RHYMNEY RAILWAY COy SPIRIDION CARDIFF 73. On the side door of the case is a BR label From AMO Churston Station to Chief Signal Telecommunication Engineer reading WR 27 APR 1966, rare to have this information with a GWR clock as most of the records were lost in 1984. This is the best example I have seen of one of these very rare early Rhymney clocks with the full company title.