Trying to figure out when this clock was made?

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  1. Daphne

    Daphne New Member

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    Hello, This clock has sat on my Dad's mantel for as long as I can remember. I was hoping I could get help figuring out when it might have been made, thank you.

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  2. new2clocks

    new2clocks Registered User
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    Hello, Daphne, and welcome to the board.

    Enfield were a U.K. clock company. I believe they started business in the early 1930's, but others have a much better knowledge of the history of Enfield and should be along shortly.

    Regards.
     
  3. roughbarked

    roughbarked Registered User

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    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

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    Hi,

    1940's seems about right, I'd even go as late as the 1950's.

    Regards.
     
  5. roughbarked

    roughbarked Registered User

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    Yes. The movements were still being used up to the fifties but Smiths industries were taking the company in a different direction.
     
  6. Daphne

    Daphne New Member

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    Thank you for the help, it is very much appreciated.:)
     
  7. roughbarked

    roughbarked Registered User

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    As an aside, I wish they'd cut a slightly bigger hole in the back. This has to be the one most annoying mantle clock to get the movement back into let alone pull it out.
     
  8. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

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    The movement is the Enfield K1 and was in production from 1932-40 and the bob is the Smiths Enfield P4 pendulum bob which was used circa 1938-48.
     
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  9. roughbarked

    roughbarked Registered User

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    This particular bob is more often used on the striking version from my recall. However, don't quote me as I have seen both on this movement. A polished brass bob is more often seen on the clocks that pass my bench.

    er and did I say mantle? Everyone knows it is a mantel.
     
  10. Les harland

    Les harland Registered User

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    I like the language used on the leaflet
    They don't print them like that these days
     

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