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keeleytom

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Hello!
I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this clock. I'm clearing out a house and I am totally dense about clocks but this one looks really old but it seems to be in good condition, I wound it up and it keeps good time. If anyone could give me any information about it I'd greatly appreciate any help!
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Andy Dervan

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It is a carriage clock with original traveling case that usually get lost over time. Gilding has worn off the case and it is surprising the balance in plain rather than compensated.

A photograph of the back plate would helpful to possibly identify the maker.

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zedric

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It is a time-only carriage clock, of a type made around the turn of the 19th century, so late 1800s or early 1900s. It has a cylinder escapement which is less desirable these days as they are harder to fix and service, but it appears to be running which is a bonus.
 

keeleytom

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Oh wow! That's really cool, thanks.
I'm sure you know my next question, how much do you think it would be worth?
 

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I guess that the answer to that depends on where you are based. In the UK (which I think is where you are) the prices are generally slightly lower, as there are many more of these clocks around than there are elsewhere. Your's is at the cheaper end -
pros are that it is in good condition, probably because it has been kept in its case for a long period of time, and that is is decorative compared to the most basic ones, it has a key, and the case (the case doesn't really add value, but its a nice to have)
cons are that the dial is cracked, it is time-only (so basic compared to others) and it has a cylinder escapement.

Based on the above, at auction I'd guess GBP120-150 would be a reasonable price, on a good day you might get more, on a bad day less.
 

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Based on the above, at auction I'd guess GBP120-150 would be a reasonable price, on a good day you might get more, on a bad day less.
Last week I put an almost identical clock, with case, into auction (in UK). It didn't reach the fixed reserve of GBP 80. We'll see what happens in the next auction.

JTD
 

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Those cracks are noticeable because they have embedded dirt. They can be cleaned with a good solvent and then a detergent and will hardly be noticeable.
Good find! :clap:
 
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