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Fine Antique Clocks

Westcountry Retailed Movements - and a few from abroad

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1 Wm Edwards, Truro, No.30385: a full-plate fusee movement with a finely engraved balance cock, gold three-bar balance and  modified Bosley regulation with a raised, silvered quadrant.  2 C.F. Crewes, Plymouth, 26535: a full-plate fusee movement, finely engraved balance cock, steel three-bar balance and  modified Bosley regulation with a raised, silvered quadrant.  Charles F Crews is recorded at 45, Treville Street in 1828 and 23, Bedford Street from 1844 until 1850.  3 Searle & Son, Plymouth, 16345: a full-plate movement with fusee, plain balance cock with a gold three-bar balance, the  traditional Bosley regulation with a Coventry asterix mid-point mark to the index.  G. Elliot Searle is recorded at Edgcumbe Street, Stonehouse in 1850 and 111, Union Street from 1856 until at least 1873. From  1878 the business became and Son at 21, Bedford Street, becoming and Sons from 1902.  4 Searle & Sons, Plymouth, 25344: a full-plate movement with going-barrel and false fusee, engraved balance cock with a gold  three-bar balance, the traditional Bosley regulation with a Coventry asterix mid-point mark to the index.  Note: now and Sons rather than and Son on the previous example.  5 Samuel Edgcumbe, 11 Cornwall Street, Plymouth: a full-plate fusee movement with a plain balance cock and gold three-  bar balance, the traditional Bosley regulation with a Coventry asterix mid-point mark to the index.  See previous notes on Edgcumbe. Recorded from before 1883 until 1902 and later, at 11 Cornwall Street.  6 Ellis, Exeter: a full-plate fusee movement with a plain balance cock and steel three-bar balance, the modified Bosley  regulation with raised quadrant, also signed on the dial.  The Ellis family were one of the most well-known and prolific of the Westcountry makers, with Henry Ellis leaving a wonderful journal  chronicling both his working and personal life. See Clive Ponsford ‘Devon Clocks and Clockmakers’ for a full biography of the family.  7 Ellis, Exeter: a full-plate fusee movement with a plain balance cock and steel three-bar balance, the modified Bosley  regulation with raised quadrant, with a dust rim, signed dial.  8 C. Ford, 89 High Street, Barnstaple, No.6451: a full-plate fusee movement with a plain balance cock and steel three-bar  balance, the modified Bosley regulation with a raised, silvered quadrant, the frame stamped W*E.  Charles Ford is recorded in the High Street from before 1866 until 1893 and later. He supplied a number of local houses and  institutions with turret clocks including that at Arlington House, now owned by the National Trust.  9 E. Pearce, Launceston, 38866: a full-plate fusee movement with a finely engraved balance cock and steel three-arm balance,  the traditional Bosley regulation with a Coventry four-arrow mid-point mark to the quadrant the dial with gold spade hands.  10  Alfred Ryder, Devonport, 21786: a three-quarter plate fusee movement, with a gold three-arm balance and modified Bosley  regulation.  11 Jackson & Son, Observatory, Bristol, No.5117: a three-quarter plate fusee movement, the plain balance cock with a steel  three-arm balance and modified Bosley regulation with a raised silvered quadrant.  Three Ehrhardt movements, all with ‘false’ fusee, engraved balance cock, three-arm balance and traditional  Bosley regulation  12  George H. Lidstone, Tavistock, 88345: with gold balance.  13  F.J. Kaupp, Liskeard, 81790: with steel balance.  14  Samuel Edgcumbe, 11 Cornwall St, Plymouth, 166259: with steel balance.  Retailed Abroad  15  Sam O’Connor, Dublin, No.15280: a three-quarter plate movement with a gold three-bar balance.  16  Walsh Bros. Melbourne, 77987: a three-quarter plate fusee movement with an engraved balance cock and gold three-bar  balance.  17  George Falconer, Hong Kong & London, 1755: a fusee movement with a finely engraved balance cock with a gold three-bar  balance, modified Bosley regulation with a raised silvered quadrant, three top pivot holes jewelled, the size 10 frame stamped W*E,  the dust cap stamped with Chinese figures presumably for the retailer.   Click on image to Enlarge
16 Walsh, Melbourne
11 Jackson, Bristol
12  Lidstone, Tavistock
1  Edwards, Truro
8  Ford, Barnstaple
  6 & 7  Ellis, Exeter
9  Pearce, Launceston
15  Connor, Dublin
13  Kaupp, Liskeard
17  Falconer, Hong Kong