A very small high quality Domestic Regulator by these Clockmakers to the Royal family.
The 8 day duration movement striking the hours unusually on a gong with Deadbeat Escapement and Harrison Maintaining Power. The round silvered brass dial showing seconds and set within a circular gilt wooden sight ring. Also with matching blued steel hands and signed by the maker to the centre of the dial – Brysons, Edinburgh. The wooden pendulum rod is hung from the rear of the case from a substantial cast iron bracket. The large pendulum bob is held in place with two regulation nuts. The movement also features an unusual weight driving mechanism that positions the square lead weights to the internal sides of the case which hides them from view This gives the impression that the clock is running with no visible form of power as only the pendulum can be seen through the glazed trunk door
The very rare burr walnut case features a glazed trunk door with a walnut veneered backboard and canted corners. The burr walnut is displayed virtually throughout the whole of the front elevation of the case. The base stands on a single plinth. The hood also with canted corners and a lockable door to gain access to the dial. The hood finishes with a very elegant architectural top.
A very rare and collectable Regulator longcase clock.
NOTE: The Brysons were not only famous in the Clockmaking world but also the Scientific establishment. They were also Clockmakers to the Royal family. The business began in the early 19th century with Robert Bryson, a very competent and inventive maker. Alexander and Robert, his two sons had joined him in business by the 1841 Census. The business then became known as Bryson & Sons or just simply Brysons. Alexander was not just a Clockmaker but also an Inventor of all types of apparatus from a device that detected Icebergs to an Improved Aneriod Barometer. The business carried on through the 19th century with Robert Snr passing away in 1852, Alexander in 1866 and then Robert Jnr in 1886. The business then passed in to the hands of Hamilton & Inches which is still in existence today.
Height: 6’2½” / C.1850