George III Bracket Clock by H.Thomas, London
Mahogany bell top case surmounted with hinged carrying handle and four brass ball finials standing on a raised plinth and resting on four pad feet. Cast brass quadrant , glazed side windows and roundels with a glazed rear door to view the movement.
Eight day double fusee movement with fine wheelwork and original verge escapement regulated by a short bob pendulum, striking the hours on a top mounted silvered bell. The backplate profusely engraved with foliate scrolls, the brackets also similarly engraved.
Silvered, engraved dial with Roman numerals signed ‘H.Thomas, London’ with strike / silent feature in the arch and calendar aperture above the VI with original finely cut ‘blued’ steel hands. C.1760
Brian Loomes informative book ‘Watchmakers and clockmakers of the world’ lists Henry Thomas as working in London before 1780.