English Help to Identify this Carriage Clock

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  1. Andrew62

    Andrew62 Registered User

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    Hi All,
    It has been a while since I have been on the forum. I am trying to identify this carriage clock with the marking of Barber & Smith 36. Cornhill but have had no luck through the internet. Were they clock makers or retailers nd how old is the clock approximately? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

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    I can't find them in my sources but they will have been the retailer, you may find a maker's mark on the backplate but very often these are unmarked. This one looks to be an Obis case which is a bread and butter type and were made from around 1880 well into the early 20th C.
     
  3. zedric

    zedric Registered User

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    It would be good to see the backplate, sides and escapement just to be sure, but Jonathan is right that this is a later clock. The hands are mismatched (they wouldn’t have been originally) and the dial style suggests a later date.
     

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