And now for something (not) completely different from the sorts of things I've posted here on this forum I now leave Hartford, CT, and make my way to Liverpool. I have in my possession a sedan clock, incomplete, but nonetheless fascinating to me. It is signed Smith & Co. / No. 209 / Liverpool. From the shape of the balance cock, I would date the movement to about 1815 or so. It is a verge. I believe it would run had it a hairspring. I am suspicious of most of the sedan clocks I've seen for sale on the web. Clearly, some of the cases are original, say George III, but the movements they contain are round, more-or-less modern Swiss or US movements. Those are clearly replacements. But I also think those sedan clocks that possess round verges have been retrofitted with movements that were originally pocket watch movements. So let me now be dogmatic and claim that all genuine period English sedan clocks had non-round movements similar in outline (i.e. straght-sided) to the one illustrated below. Further, that even if a genuine Georgian case contains a period but nonetheless round verge movement, that movement would be a replacement. Note the engraving on the one below. It is reminiscent of the English fusee shelf clocks of the same period. In other words, the sedan movement, as a clock, emulated the shape of a clock movement, not a pocket watch. The one illustrated is the most complete that I've found. I think the frame is original but not one hundred per cent sure. It originally had a lid; the hook and hinge remain. It bothers me that it's not round. Am I too dogmatic?