Westminster chiming mahogany Grandmother Clock


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Object Description

A beautifully proportioned early 20th century small longcase clock in a fine mahogany case with contrasting wood inlays.

This clock is in the J.J. Elliott and Grimshaw Baxter 1922 catalogue, priced at £88.

The superior quality weight-driven three train movement plays Westminster chimes on the quarters on a set of coiled gongs. The well-engineered four-pillared movement has a dead-beat escapement and maintaining power.

Wood rod pendulum with cylindrical zinc bob.

The 8-inch silvered break-arch dial with subsidiary seconds indication has fine foliate engraved decoration and is signed for the original retailer, Finnegands, Manchester.

The case has a forward sliding hood with pierced wood fretwork side panels over a blind fretwork frieze, shaped inlaid long trunk door, and a base raised on ogee feet.

This is an example of the highest quality clockmaking in the era.

Object Literature

n 1865 James Jones Elliott of 156 Cheapside in the City of London, was apprenticed to “Bateman” of 82 St John Street, Smithfield, London., to learn the art of clock making and became a manufacturer of the fine quality Elliott of London clocks. In the early 1880s the firm J.J. Elliott, Ltd, of London manufactured massive hall clock movements of the highest quality. They were in at the start of a great resurgence of interest in long case clocks in Britain and America. In 1884 Mr. J. Harrington of the firm Harris and Harrington obtained a patent for bell chimes (tubular bells) and had Elliott adapt these to the (Elliott) movements. Elliott produced movements for the next 40 years and were always the quality standard for the industry. The Elliott Clock Company also marketed complete clocks with their movements.

Object Condition

To be overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1935 713333

Dealer Location

Bank Farm,
Lower Odcombe,
BA22 8TY

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