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Artefacts: NMR clock collection

NMR clock collection. A collection of historic clocks, used at New Court. Most of theses pieces can still be found on display at New Court. These items are not owned by the Archive, but are curated by the Archive on behalf of the business.

New Court: artefacts, clock collection, 1730-1973

000/2512, 9 items

1. A black marble and malachite Mantel Clock, French, circa 1875. The 5” enamel dial signed Adams, 1 St. Swithins Lane, London, with a bell striking movement, the shaped rectangular case inset with panels of malachite; 

2. A giant brass repeating Carriage Clock, French, circa 1880. Drocourt No. 7423. The enamel dial signed London & Ryder, 17 New Bond St., the front plate foliate engraved about a white enamel dial with Roman numerals and Arabic outer register, the repeating gong striking movement with ratchet tooth lever platform escapement, with a folding handle, in a gorge case, 25 cm with handle up, 14 cm wide, 12 cm deep;

3. A mahogany four-glass Mantel Clock, John Smith & Sons, London, circa 1850. The 7” silvered dial with foliate engraved corners signed Smith & Sons, St. Johns Square, Clerkenwell, the five pillar twin-train fusee movement with anchor escapement and striking on a gong, the rectangular case with bevelled glazed panels and ogee moulded base, 39.5 cm high, 28 cm wide, 17 cm deep;

4. A mahogany Table Clock, Edward Tomlin, London, circa 1790. The 8” white enamel dial signed Tomlin, Royal Exchange, London, the five pillar two train fusee movement with later conversion to anchor escapement, striking on a bell, with a foliate engraved backplate, the rectangular case with brass-lined panel to the arched top, brass side handles and sound frets, the moulded base with brass bracket feet, the case stripped and  re-polished, 37 cm high, 28 cm wide, 23 cm deep;

5. A brass-mounted mahogany Mantel Clock, Philip Bright, Doncaster, circa 1820. The 8” painted dial signed P Bright. Doncaster, twin train fusee and chain movement with anchor escapement. trip repeat striking on a bell, the caddy top with a pineapple finial above ring handles with mounts cast as cornucopiae with flowers above scale-pattern sound frets, the front with brass-bound  fielded  panels flanked by brass inset canted angles, on ball feet, 50 cm high, 28 cm wide, 17 cm deep;

6. A brass-inlaid mahogany Mantel Clock, Thomas Farr, Bristol, circa 1820. The 8-inch painted dial signed Thos. Farr, Bristol, twin train fusee movement with anchor escapement and striking on a bell, the case with arched top, brass angles, inlaid quatrefoils and stringing, on a moulded plinth base with brass ball feet.15½in high inlay one brass line and quatrefoil missing to front right, 45 cm high with handle up, 28 cm wide, 16 cm deep;

7. A brass rack Timepiece, Thwaites & Reed, London, 1973. 4-inch painted dial signed Thwaites & Reed, Clerkenwell, London, the movement concealed within a drum case descending on the vertical rack and supported on a grey marble plinth and mahogany base with a plaque inscribed 'This clock is No.095 of a limited edition of 500. Made in 1973 by Thwaites & Reed Limited', 53 cm high, (mechanism broken);

8. A wooden and brass 19th century office clock. No distinguishing marks;

9. Wall mounted black and gold pendulum clock, formerly in the Gold Fixing Room, New Court. A black jappaned tavern timepiece case, English, circa 1730, 19 inch dial with octagonal surround signed Edward Faulkner, London, the long trunk with broken-arch door and decorated in gilt with chinoiseries; now fitted with a mains electric movement, 142cm high.