This large drop dial wall clock from the 1880s is signed both on the dial and on the movement by one of the better known names of English clockmaking of the late 19th century. It is a lovely original example of excellent quality, with a visible pendulum.
The 8-day fusee timepiece movement has rectangular plates, signed on the backplate GILLETT & CO CLOCK FACTORY, CROYDON, LONDON.
The pendulum has a steel rod and cylindrical zinc bob over a large knurled regulating nut. It is all visible through the (lockable) glazed trunk door.
The 14-inch dial is original, having aged evenly and all paint fully intact. It sits behind a glazed cast brass bezel, lockable by key.
The wooden dial surround has dentil cornicing all round. A side access door to the right of the dial assists for hanging the pendulum.