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Details about  SMITHS ANTIQUE ART DECO WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTEL CLOCK, 1957.

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SMITHS ANTIQUE ART DECO WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTEL CLOCK, 1957.
SMITHS-ANTIQUE-ART-DECO-WESTMINSTER-CHIME-MANTEL-CLOCK-1957
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09 Dec, 2013 20:25:25 GMT
Winning bid:
£176.00
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Item location:
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
281220960527
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Item specifics

Condition: Used
Seller notes: Please see the fully detailed description for this item.
Age:

Antique, Post-1900

Features:

8-Day, Chimes, Keys, Winders, Pendulum/ Moving Parts, Striking/ Repeating, Westminster Chimes

Type:

Mantel/ Carriage Clock

Clock Sub-Type:

Mantel Clock

Sub-Type:

Mantel Clock

Clock Type:

Mantel/ Carriage Clock

Style/ Origin/ Theme:

Art Deco

Condition:

Used

Material:

Walnut

                                 ************PLEASE NOTE, THIS ITEM IS STRICTLY UK POST ONLY************

A MODEL CATALOGUED FOR EIGHT YEARS FROM 1955 UNTIL 1962 INCLUSIVE, I OFFER FOR SALE A MAGNIFICENT IMPOSING SMITHS WESTMINSTER CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK, THE "WAVERLEY". DESPITE THE RELATIVELY LONG PRODUCTION SPAN OF THIS MODEL, FEW SEEM TO HAVE SURVIVED AND THEY DON'T APPEAR FOR SALE WITH THE REGULARITY OF OTHER SMITH'S WESTMINSTERS. THIS CLOCK HAS A MOVEMENT DATED MARCH OF 1957, AND A STENCILED DATE OF 3rd APRIL 1957 APPEARS BEHIND THE MOVEMENT,

THE CASE IN A RICH FLAMED WALNUT SHELLAC VENEER IS IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH A HIGH GLOSS FINISH AND NOTHING WORSE THAN A FEW SCRATCHES AND IMPERFECTIONS ESPECIALLY TO THE TOP OF THE CASE. THESE ARE ENTIRELY IN KEEPING WITH ITS AGE OF ALMOST FIFTY SEVEN  YEARS, AND DESPITE THEIR PRESENCE, THE CLOCK
REMAINS A PARTICULARLY WELL PRESERVED EXAMPLE BEING COMPLETELY DEVOID OF THE CRAZING NORMALLY FOUND WITH SHELLAC FINISHES FIFTY OR SIXTY YEARS ON.

THIS IMPOSING CLOCK STANDS BETWEEN GRANDIOSE PILLARS WHICH HAVE INTRICATE CARVINGS OF WHAT APPEAR TO BE INVERTED EARS OF WHEAT, AND THE CURVED TOP FLOWS GENTLY TO JOIN THE PILLARS.  BEVELED PLINTH FEET RUN THE ENTIRE DEPTH OF THE CASE PROTRUDING SLIGHTLY AT THE FRONT AND SIDES.

SOMEWHAT UNUSUALLY, THE CLOCK HAS A CHOCOLATE BROWN CHAPTER RING WITH RAISED GOLD COLOURED ROMAN NUMERALS AND MINUTE DIVISIONS,THESE ARE COMPLIMENTED BY A PENCIL THIN GOLD LINE DRAWN AROUND THE INNER CIRCUMFERENCE. ALL DETAILING IS PERFECT, BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT AT SOME TIME, SOMEONE HAS ATTEMPTED TO LENGTHEN THE SLOT FOR THE SILENT LEVER . SAVE FOR THAT, ALL DETAILING IS PERFECT, AND BEAUTIFUL MATCHING SCULPTURED GOLD COLOURED HANDS COMPLETE THE PICTURE.

THE GOLD BEZEL IS AS NEW, SHINY AND UN-PITTED. UNUSUALLY IT IS WITHOUT ANY "DROP" WHEN OPENED, AND CORRECTLY HELD TIGHTLY SHUT BY A STRONG CLASP.

I REMOVED, STRIPPED AND OVERHAULED THE MOVEMENT IN MARCH USING THE CORRECT HOROLOGICAL FLUIDS AT THIS TIME  REPLACING THE MAINSPRING AND THREE WORN OUT BUSHES, ONE ON THE GOING TRAIN, ONE ON THE CHIMING TRAIN AND ONE ON THE STRIKING TRAIN. REPLACING THE GOING TRAIN MAINSPRING AFFORDS YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN FROM THE CLOCK THE BEST POSSIBLE TIMEKEEPING, AND SINCE THEN IT HAS RUN CONTINUOUSLY AND FAULTLESSLY KEEPING EXCELLENT TIME AND PRESENTING A STRONG AND STEADY TICK. 

THE CLOCK PROVIDES WESTMINSTER CHIMES WHICH STRIKE ON AN ASCENDING SCALE EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, AND INCORPORATE AN HOUR COUNT. THE MUSIC CAN BE SILENCED WHEN REQUIRED BY USE OF A SMALL LEVER AT "9".

THIS VERY ORIGINAL CLOCK WILL BE SUPPLIED WITH ITS ORIGINAL AND ENGRAVED "SMITHS" KEY, TOGETHER WITH MY COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTION SHEET TO ASSIST YOU IN THE RELATIVELY SIMPLE TASK OF "SETTING UP" AFTER DELIVER AND A COPY OF SMITHS ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION LEAFLET SUPPLIED WITH THE CLOCK WHEN NEW..

CAREFULLY PACKED FOR A SAFE ARRIVAL, HOWEVER, AS ALWAYS, PERSONAL COLLECTION IS WELCOMED.
****PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MY CLOCKS ARE WORKING CORRECTLY ON DISPATCH, BUT THAT I CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS LOST OR DAMAGED WHILST IN THE POSTAL SYSTEM. A CERTIFICATE OF POSTING IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE*******

APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS;  L; 14.5"  H; 9.5"  D; 5".

NO RESERVE, 99p STARTING BID, WITH MY PROMISE OF DISPATCH, AT LATEST, WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF CLEARED PAYMENT.

AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE AND REGAL WESTMINSTER CHIMING CLOCK, A MODEL SCARCER THAN MOST, IN EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION, FULLY OVERHAULED AS NECESSARY AND THUS IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER.


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