Rosewood travelling timepiece? c1830.

pdf180

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Dear All,

The latest edition to my collection. Case needs some tidying up, but runs fine. Screen Shot 2021-04-04 at 00.01.23.png Screen Shot 2021-04-03 at 23.57.30.png
 

novicetimekeeper

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If travelling I would expect platform escapement, earlier it would have been verge.
 

zedric

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Very nice, but I wouldn’t consider it to be a travelling clock. As novice says, you could buy these with platform escapements if you wanted it for travelling. I’m not sure of the date which may be later than 1830, but could be that early. I would have expected some numbering on the clock as a Frodsham. The movement may be by John Moore and Sons, in which case there may be a serial number somewhere on the plates.
 

Mike Phelan

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Surely it would have been an anchor escapement or, unlikely, a dead-beat. It's certainly not a travelling clock!
 

jmclaugh

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Nice little clock but as has been said not a travelling one.
 

pdf180

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Nice little clock but as has been said not a travelling one.
Thanks for chiming in everyone (excuse the pun). Quite agree. Don't know what came over me. Too much Tokyo sun watching an endless stream of my son's football matches this week! Mea culpa. I'll investigate the Frodsham/Moore angle when I get the chance.
 

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Dear All,

Finally had time to look at the Frodsham Rosewood mantel clock today. Very happy to report the movement has been recently serviced and it is ticking away sweetly. No number or identifying marks on the movement, but very good quality. The turn up is that the centre of the dial is actually silvered with the Frodsham, London, engraved. Quite unusual combo the brass ring and silvered inner ring in a late regency piece like this. It is missing bras ball feet which I will source.

I attach a few more pics.

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