I was offered an eight day longcase clock made by Thomas Husband of Hull /Yorkshire (Loomes c.1760 - d.1812). Unlike usual, the center of the dial is completly painted. The scene shows a fleet in front of a burning fortress, the soldier in the foreground proudly pointing to a ship obviously sunk by his cannon. Perhaps this is a later added painting, but at least to me it does not look like it. Are you aware of similar brass dial clocks with painted centres? As painted (white) dials started around this time, this may be a kind of example for the transition that took place from 1770 onwards. And do you have an idea to which specific battle the painting may refer?