A very fine bulkhead wall clock by the well-known company of clockmakers Parkinson & Frodsham.
The 8-day fusee timepiece movement is similar in quality to the smallest fine library clocks that you see. All the components are beautifully delicately made. The clock has its original platform with large balance, as shown in the photos. The movement benefits from maintaining power. The movement plates are particularly substantial, with the backplate being engraved Parkinson & Frodsham, Change Alley, London. The front plate is numbered 1413.
The dial is fitted into the case by use of machine screws, which locate into the original brass fittings inset into the mahogany surround.
The silvered 8-inch dial is finely engraved with respect to both numerals and the script with the makers name and address. The crescent-shaped regulation slot is positioned under the XII.
The dial is engraved to indicate its Eight Days duration.
The case structure is formed from two components – the solid mahogany surround taken from one piece of mahogany, and most unusually the drum section behind is turned from another solid section. The case has its original functioning lock.
The movement, dial and case are all original to each other.