Ref. No. 701

Fine "School" or "Railway" clock by Dent of London


mid 1800s




22" (55cm)


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Fine 19th century "School" or "Railway" clock

A top-quality mahogany-cased dial clock by probably the most well-known British clockmaking company of the 19th century. Dent, founded by Edward John Dent who was born in 1790, was the company which received the order for the clock for Big Ben, and its founder won a prize in 1829 for a design of chronometer.

This clock has a 12" diameter dial and is 15" in diameter overall. The movement is a very well-built single fusee (the fusee is a device for evening out the spring's effective strength as it unwinds, and was fitted to many good-quality English clocks, but rarely to clocks from the Continent or the US).

The movement has recently been overhauled and is guaranteed for two years from the date of purchase.

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