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CARPENTER. A very rare late George III period mahogany regulator type table clock.

CARPENTER. A very rare late George III  period mahogany regulator type table clock. CARPENTER. A very rare late George III  period mahogany regulator type table clock. CARPENTER. A very rare late George III  period mahogany regulator type table clock.
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CARPENTER. A very rare late George III period mahogany regulator type table clock.

Origin
London
Date
circa 1800

A very rare late George III period mahogany regulator type table clock.

The 5 inch round enamel dial is laid out as per a table regulator with separate subsidiary dials for the hours and seconds and an outer minute band.

The high quality 8-day single fusee timepiece movement has a vertically mounted plain brass six spoke balance wheel with a copper bronze hairspring attached to the balance. The lever escapement is linked via a fork from the pallets to the balance roller above and there is an engraved semi-circular disc with the lever for fast/slow regulation.

The rectangular backplate is signed and engraved by the maker William Carpenter St Martin’s Court London and has an unusual engraved border with a double scribe line.

The mahogany panelled case houses the enamel dial movement with a flat brass bezel for the convex glazed opening door at the front. It stands on four shallow ogee brass feet and has chased brass carrying handles to each side. The 6 spoke balance wheel escapement is visible through a glass aperture above the dial. The case tapers to the top which is surmounted by a single brass ball finial.

Height: 14 in (35.5 cm) excluding finial

Width: 7 ½ in (19 cm)

Depth: 5 in (12.75 cm)

* William Carpenter is recorded as working in St Martin’s Court, London from 1799 until 1812.

 Although not strictly a regulator, the combination of the attractive  mahogany case, the enamel dial and visible vertical balance from the front make this a very interesting and aesthetically pleasing clock.

Provenance:

An English Collector

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