This is the other clock I bought this week, at the same auction. It is my second 8" drop dial and a similar age I think to the first somewhere in the third quarter of the 19th century. This one has a flat surround sometimes seen on 8" dials, not the profiled surround we usually see on dial clocks. The really odd thing about this clock is that I was the under bidder on it in another auction last November, and here it turned up at a different auction house with nothing changed. (I assume the broken suspension is not a new fault) I left a commission bid higher than last time and was rather surprised to get it for quite a bit less than the hammer price it originally achieved in November. I have no idea why it would come back to auction, perhaps somebody died and this had never got worked on, but that's quite a quick turn around for probate.