This is a really stylish oak Victorian longcase clock with a regulator-quality 8-day movement.
The case is of honey-coloured oak with a long glazed door. Both the trunk door and the hood are surmounted by carved fleur de lys and have smooth convex molded edges. The hood door has a quarter-veneered surround to the molded oak dial rim and deep-set dial sight ring.
The eight-day movement has many charactersitics of a quality domestic regulator,
dead-beat escapement, and
Harrison’s maintaining power.
It is rack-striking on a coiled gong, giving a deep mellow strike on the hour, and the passing of the half hour.
The wood rod pendulum with cylindrical zinc bob is another sign of quality as these materials are less susceptible to variations in temperature.
The pair of brass-bound weights are suspended from substantial pulleys, each with five crossings.
The 13-inch circular cream dial is signed Dobbyn & Son Dublin with a subsidiary seconds dial above.