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DEVON CLOCK COLLECTION & WATCHMAKERS EFFECTS

Date & Start Time: Wednesday 19th July 2017 - 11.00am

Viewings: 17th & 18th July 2pm to 5pm, 19th July 9am to 11am

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We are delighted to present a special clock auction. The principle clocks in this sale are from a second generation Devon collector who having inherited several rare clocks continued with the family tradition. read more here.

The second part of the auction is the property of Mr Geoffrey Riggs of Totnes, he was a clockmaker and watch repairer for most of his working life. He started work in the 1940's and worked on repairs for Rolex in London, he was also given the 'Freedom of London'. The collection is mainly watch making tools, 3 lathes and components.

 

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Lot No. Description Estimate Image
1 A brass cased carriage clock with three painted panels depicting a Dutch scene of river and houses, key wind from back, repeat strike on gong with platform escapement, roman dial, height 13.50cm. £ 500-600 Click to view larger size image
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2 Brockbank & Atkins, London, an English brass cased carriage clock, key wind movement, with platform escapement, calendar/time day and month display and roman glided panel front display, hand engraved and cased with Corinthian style corner columns, oval glass top with handle, signed 'Brockbank and Atkins' inside case, height 16cm handle up. £ 1,000-1,500 Click to view larger size image
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3 A 19th century gilt brass cased carriage clock, key wind movement, enamel dial with roman numerals, push button repeat mechanism, the back plate with chased decoration and a triple hole sliding protector pane, height 16cm handle up. £ 400 - 500 Click to view larger size image
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4 A 19th century French brass cased repeater and alarm carriage clock with porcelain dial and sides, decorated with panels of figures and cherubs on a Sevres blue ground, the alarm/repeater movement striking on a coiled gong, height 18cm handle up. £ 400 - 600 Click to view larger size image
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5 A 19th century gilt brass cased repeater carriage clock, key wind from back with platform escapement, strike on bell and three heavily hand chased full panels, centre round roman dial on chased floral panel and case back with hole sliding protector panel, height 14cm handle up. £ 500-600 Click to view larger size image
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6 Small mantle clock with black roman dial with earlier movement housed into case, movement signed 'M. Davies Boizo No.5795' with verge decorative escapement, height 11cm. £ 250-300 Click to view larger size image
7 A cylinder shape glass/metal mantle clock with pendant loop top, fussee movement with platform escapement full blown roman dial with blued steel spade hands, 'Thompson, Chesterfield' on dial, diameter 100mm, height 12cm. £500-600 Click to view larger size image
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8 L.Epee, France, a modern brass cased repeater carriage clock, the dial signed, striking on gong with classic white roman dial with subsidiary dial and key wind/platform escapement, polish cased glass panels, height 16cm handle up. £ 200-300 Click to view larger size image
9 A French brass cased carriage clock, platform escapement, key wind, the white enamel dial set with roman numerals, height 14cm handle up. £ 30 - 50 Click to view larger size image
10 A French carriage clock with bell strike, striking on the hour and half hours, the enamel dial with Roman numerals, with key, height 14cm handle up. £200-300 Click to view larger size image
11 Matthew Norman, London, a brass cased carriage clock, model 1750a, three panels with oriental chinoiserie decoration, with bell strike and key wind. £ 200 - 300 Click to view larger size image
12 Payne & Co, Paris, a late19th century boulle and gilt decorated mantle clock, the movement back plate signed 'Payne & Co, Paris 6938', the cartouche dial with enamel roman numerals, bell strike, surmounted with a final, height 30cm £ 150-300 Click to view larger size image
13 A 19th century English patinated brass and gilt metal Mantle clock, with replacement glass dome with key and pendulum £500-600 Click to view larger size image
13A Further image of Lot 13 Click to view larger size image
15 A 19th century French Empire period bracket clock, the mahogany case on a later bracket, no makers mark, with alarm and repeat, Purchased by the sellers family, Villedieu-les-Poles, Normandy, circa 1962. £400 - 500 Click to view larger size image
16 Thwaites & Reed, a rare 19th century Watchmans or Tell Tale clock, in an oak veneered case, Ref. 'The Nineteenth Century Watchmans Clock'. Dr. A. A. L. Thomas. 'Antiquarian Horological Journal'. Vol XI. No 5. Pp 496, 502, It has been suggested that the clock was made for the New Houses of Parliament, c. 1838. In the British Museum is the major part of the movement of an early recording clock by Thwaites and Reed made to the design of Whitehurst. This consists of a typical small square plate timepiece such as might be in any 30-hour longcase clock of about 1800. It has a 4 inch diameter brass dial which rotates as if it were the hour hand. The pins in these 49 holes really are pin-like with round heads and a slight taper. A lever would press a pin down when the watchman operated the mechanism, thus marking his visit. A returning cam pushed the pin out again eleven hours faster as the dial revolved. An over-energetic pull by the watchman could have jammed the taper pin in its hole which might then stop the clock when this pin came against the returning cam. £ 1,500-2,000 Click to view larger size image
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17 The Aitken Regulator Bracket Clock, in an ebonised case, with Prize remontoire escapement, circa 1824, ref. 'Its About Time', Paul Chamberlain, Holland Press, 1964. Pp.185,186. Figs 81 & 82 show an escapement for which John Aitken was given a prize by the Society of Arts in 1824. The escape wheel G is driven by a helical spring to one end of which is attached to the escape wheel hub and the other to a pinion g loose on the arbor. The third wheel F of the clock engages the pinion g and the pinion h. The third wheel through the pinion g winds the helical spring whenever it turns. The arbor which carries the pinion h also carries 8 long pins or teeth which ride on the arbor of the escape wheel except when an appropriate notch presents itself to allow the pin to pass. When a pin escapes the third wheel is free to turn and wind the helical spring. It is obvious that although the force of the escape wheel is not affected by changes or inequalities of the train force the resistance to unlocking varies with inequalities. £ 2,000-2,500 Click to view larger size image
17A LOT 17 Click to view larger size image
17B LOT 17 The Mechanism Click to view larger size image
17C LOT 17 Click to view larger size image
18 A French Louis XIV style gilt brass mounted Boulle bracket clock, signed Moreau, Laisn. a Paris, in unrestored condition, the movement probably not original to the case which once had a strike mechanism, with bell, in the hood. £400 - 500 Click to view larger size image
19 A Regency rosewood and brass inlaid clock bracket with a pierced gilt gallery. £ 150-200 Click to view larger size image
20 A 19th century regulator longase clock, the dial inscribed 'Bennett, Plymouth', in 'Gothic' mahogany case inlaid with brass stringing and glazed door. C 1805. with trade plate 'Bennett of Plymouth', the movement with agate pallets, dead beat escapement, and Harrison maintaining power, massive pendulum and going weight, formerly on loan to the National Trust property Buckland Abbey. Beneath the front plate of the movement there is a stamp for 'G JAMISON'. (JAMISON. George. London, Portsea and Portsmouth, 1786 -1810, partner with Wm HOWELLS and P.P. BARRAUD in making Mudge's timekeepers up to 1799. Each partner continued his own business, Expert on Mudge's Chronometers. 'Chron. Maker to the High Commrs. Of the Navy.' George, Liverpool. This is probably the Bennett who moved to Totnes where he set up a new workshop, from 'Devon Clock and Clockmakers' by Clive N. Ponsford, BENNETT (BENNET), Plymouth. 'Died At Plymouth, Mr Bennet, aged 65, father of Mr Bennet, watchmaker, Buckwell St' (Western Times, 9 Apr 1836). Month regulator signed 'Bennett Plymouth' but with 'George Jamison' stamped on the bottom of the plate and pulley (correspondence - Antiquarian Horology). Baillie lists George Jamison, London, Portsea and Portsmouth, 1786 - 1810. BENNETT, CHARLES: Totnes, High St, 1883-1902 and later (D). BENNETT, JOSEPH: Totnes. Watchmaker, Fore St, 1850 - 73 (D). BENNETT. JOSEPH WEEKES: Kingsbridge, 49 Fore St, 1866-93 (D). From - Watch and Clockmakers of the World. G.H. Baillie. £ 3,000-4,000 Click to view larger size image
20A LOT 20 Click to view larger size image
20B LOTS 20 and 21 Click to view larger size image
20C LOT 20 Click to view larger size image
20D LOT 20 Click to view larger size image
21 Harvey Denton & Co, a fine 19th century regulator longase clock, with flame mahogany case, dead beat escapement and Harrison maintaining power, a replacement pendulum made by Harvey of Paignton c. 1963. (Michael Grayhurst (1765-1839) and (James?) Harvey were in business as gold/silversmiths, watchmakers and jewellers at 65, Strand from c1810. By 1834 they'd grown to become Grayhurst, Harvey, Denton & Co. at 64, Strand and by 1840, they had a second shop at 128 Regent Street. £ 2,500-3,000 Click to view larger size image
21A LOT 21 Click to view larger size image
21B LOT 21 Click to view larger size image
21C LOT 21 Click to view larger size image
22 Taylor & Son, Bristol, an early 19th century flame mahogany Regulator Longcase Clock, the circular steel dial with roman numerals and two subsidiary dials, maintaining power, with brass cased weights and 30cm diameter, overall height 206cm, in good working order, Taylor & Son are recorded in Britten's 'Old Clocks & Watches', page 620, as (1797-1843). £ 3,000 - 4,000 Click to view larger size image
22A LOT 22 Click to view larger size image
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23 A late 18th century mahogany Longcase Clock, with 8 day movement, box wood inlay, W.Preedy of Langport. £ 250 - 350 Click to view larger size image
24 A mahogany wall bracket for a clock. £50-70 Click to view larger size image
25 A Victorian black marble clock of architectural design with 8 day movement, key and gilt figure mounts. £ 50 - 100 Click to view larger size image
26 A Victorian slate/marble mantle clock, surmounted with a lion, height 34cm. £ 30 - 40 Click to view larger size image
27 A Victorian oak and inlaid cuckoo clock. £ 50 - 70 Click to view larger size image
28 A fine quality 19th century French jewell box, decorated with five painted panels of landscape scenes, with ormolu mounts, silk lined, the lock signed 'Maison Boissier', on eight feet, approx 37cm x 26cm. £ 400 - 600 Click to view larger size image
28A LOT 28 Click to view larger size image
28B LOT 28 Click to view larger size image
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29 Barraud's, London, a mid 19th century mahogany cased eight day marine chronometer, signed 'Barraud's, London, 932, with chain fussee movement with maintaining power, the 4.5 inch signed and numbered silvered Roman dial with steel hands, running seconds below XII and state of wind aperture giving the duration left to run in upper case script, in a gimballed bowl, in a brass bound 'campaign' style mahogany case with original unrestored surfaces. 19cm square x 21cm high. Label inside 'F Smith & Sons, Chronometer Makers and Compass Adjusters, 23 OXFORD STREET, SOUTHAMPTON Ship Sardonyx, Folio, Sardonyx (steamer), The steamship Sardonyx was purchased by the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company and placed on the route between Portland and British Columbia ports as a feeder for the Canadian Pacific Railway.[in 1887]. E. W. Wright, Large Increase in British Columbia's Inland and Ocean Steam Fleet, Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. New York: Antiquarian Press, Ltd., 1961., p.344. Paul Philip Barraud was a fine clock and chronometer maker, he worked from Cornhill, London. Master of the Clockmakers' Company in 1810 and a partner with W. Howells and George Jamison in 1797 - 1799 for making Thomas Mudge's Timekeepers. Model 992 is held at the Science Museum. £2,500-3,000 Click to view larger size image
29A LOT 29 Click to view larger size image
29B LOT 29 Click to view larger size image
29C LOT 29 Click to view larger size image
29D LOT 29 Click to view larger size image
30 Weill & Harburg, a fine 19th century Swiss Music Box, Playing 6 Airs Voix Clestes, 1 Paul & Virginie Un Navire Quitte, (a Sailing boat leaves) Meas 2 Guilleme Tell Accour dans ma nacelle. (running in my rowboat) Rossini 1829 3 Faust Choeur des moissonneurs. (Choir of the Harvesters) Gounod 1859 4 Le Petit Duc Le Leon de chat, ou Masucha Lecocq 1878 5 Les Cloches de Polka Planquette 1887 Corneville 6 Valse Les Belles Amricaines Offenbach 1876 Dates refer to the earliest year that the piece of music can have been available. From - Arthur W.J.D. Ord-Hume. 'Musical Box'. George Allen & Unwin. 1980 WEILL & HARBURG, Geneva. A maker of musical boxes who had a London office at 3 Holborn Circus and who ceased trading early in the 1880s. Their combs were always stamped 'Trade Mark/W. & H./Patent' and their initials also appeared on the tune sheets, which bore the legend 'Patent Indicator combined with Arrangement for Changing the Tunes at Will'. The characteristic referred to was patented in England in February 1869 (Brit. Pat. No. 593) by Henry Harburg, and consisted of a modified form of controls. The stop/start lever was fitted as an extension to the Y- lever of the gear train detent, and the change-repeat lever was integral with the change-wheel finger. On organ boxes, bellows feeder drive was by crank lever in place of the usual eccentric wheel in the gear train. 6 Airs Voix Clestes £ 800-1,000 Click to view larger size image
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31 A 19th century portico style clock, with 8 day movement, height 50cm £ 30-40 Click to view larger size image
32 A Victorian portico style mantle clock with acorn finials, height 29cm. £ 30 - 50 Click to view larger size image
33 A light oak Barograph, stamped Callaghan & Co, 23a New Bond Street, London, beneath five panel bevel-glazed cover with chart drawer to apron. £ 350 - 400 Click to view larger size image
34 A 19th century mahogany stick barometer, Maspro? & Co, Liverpool maker. £ 100 - 150 Click to view larger size image
35 Thwaites & Reed 'The Rising Works Clock', circa 1985, glass damaged, 65cm. £ 100 - 150 Click to view larger size image
36 Hamilton Globe Clock, decorated with mermaids and surmounted with a sail ship, key wind base, height 39cm. £ 100 - 200 Click to view larger size image
37 The Heritage Collection, an astrological clock, limited edition, base key wind, height 31cm. £ 100 - 200 Click to view larger size image
38 A19th century French gilt metal cased mantle clock, by Henry Marc, Paris, with key, height 37cm. £ 300 - 400 Click to view larger size image
39 A French carriage clock with platform escapement, with travel case and key, height 16cm handle up. £ 100 - 150 Click to view larger size image
40 Elliott, a mahogany cased small mantle clock, the dial inscribed 'Garrard & Co, London', height 15cm. £ 50 - 80 Click to view larger size image
41 A Victorian wood cased mantle clock, with blue decorative dial, the 8 day French movement signed 'Freres & Co' with gong strike, height 28cm. £ 30 - 50 Click to view larger size image
42 An Edwardian inlaid and oak cased bracket clock with eight day movement with gong strike, height 30cm £ 40 - 60 Click to view larger size image
43 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (14). £ Click to view larger size image
44 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (6). £ Click to view larger size image
45 Four carriage clock travel cases (4). £ Click to view larger size image
46 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (8). £ Click to view larger size image
47 Collection of various small alabaster mantle clocks (11). £ Click to view larger size image
48 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (8) £ Click to view larger size image
49 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (12). £ Click to view larger size image
50 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (40) £ 30 - 50 Click to view larger size image
50A Further image of Lot 50 Click to view larger size image
51 Antique Watchmaker's Staking with wooden Case. £ Click to view larger size image
52 Two bakelite sets of drawers with various small watch parts. £ Click to view larger size image
53 A Swiss Favorite Watchmaker's Staking Set with wooden case. £ Click to view larger size image
54 A quantity of two inch clock main springs, Gruen, polished screw and assortment of watch parts. £ Click to view larger size image
55 A set of Tower scales in glass cabinet. £ Click to view larger size image
56 A Pultra watchmakers lathe, Smart & Brown, Model 11900. £ Click to view larger size image
57 A small chest fitted with four drawers, various watchmaker components and small boxed tool set, U H-Max set etc., Seitz set, miniature Swiss tools. £ Click to view larger size image
58 A small chest fitted with 6 drawers of very small watch parts, annotated, etc. £ Click to view larger size image
59 A small chest fitted with three drawers containing assorted watch parts, small tools, clamps etc. £ Click to view larger size image
60 Two cased sets of balances jewels convex, glass and parts etc. £ Click to view larger size image
61 Two sets of small drawers containing various watch parts, movements, etc. £ Click to view larger size image
62 Two boxes containing assorted watch springs and many other watch parts. £ Click to view larger size image
63 Various branded watch parts including Rolex, including Rolex Oyster Perpetual 200m = 660ft Submariner' black watch, Tissot, Longines, balanced staffs, shaped glasses, hands etc. £ Click to view larger size image
63A Part Lot 63 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 200m = 660ft Submariner' black watch dial , Click to view larger size image
64 An assortment of watch part, pocket watch parts, components, screws, main sprints, Bergeon No 548 £ Click to view larger size image
65 A quantity of watch parts. £ Click to view larger size image
66 A large quantity of traditional gents and ladies wristwatches. £ Click to view larger size image
67 Various tools, clamps, chucks, and parts. £ Click to view larger size image
68 A German brass and steel watchmakers rounding-up tool with lathes and original box, late 19th/early 20th century. £ Click to view larger size image
69 Various high dome BC glass cases (two boxes). £ Click to view larger size image
70 Various tooling clamps, BMG clamp etc. £ Click to view larger size image
71 A quantity of watch dials, movements etc. £ Click to view larger size image
72 A quantity of pocket watch movements etc. £ Click to view larger size image
73 A quantity of pocket watch dials, movements etc. £ Click to view larger size image
74 Assorted pocket watches for repair also a ladies Incabloc wristwatch. £ Click to view larger size image
75 A quantity of pocket watch movements and assorted other items. £ Click to view larger size image
76 A tin of pocket watch crowns. £ Click to view larger size image
77 A collection of Elgin and other open face pocket watches with black dials (10). £ Click to view larger size image
78 Myford Super 7, 3 1/2 inch Lathe, SK 96292 with table/ work base, associated Myford equipment, Vertical Slide 68/2 Set of Cutters , Fixed Steady 1412, Travelling Steady 1413, Metric Conversion Set 1481, Dividing Attachment 1495, Set of Collets 1481, Machine Vice HA 71 also Tools / chucks /slides, Square Cutters, Small Tooth Cutters, Collets, Polishing Plate, Chucks / keys / & tools, 4 Micrometers, Brass Samples - made on Myford lathe, Original Books, manuals & literature (list available). £ Click to view larger size image
79 A mahogany cased Railway dial clock, M & G.N. Jct (Junction)11598, with fussee movement, pendulum, diameter 41cm. £ 350 - 400 Click to view larger size image
80 A brass cased clock set with a pocket watch verge movement, signed Williamson of Brighton No. 15116, height 16cm. £ 30 - 40 Click to view larger size image
81 A reproduction ornate German cuckoo clock. £ 50 - 70 Click to view larger size image
82 A German early 20th century dark oak cuckoo clock. £ 50 - 70 Click to view larger size image
83 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (10). £ Click to view larger size image
84 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (13). £ Click to view larger size image
85 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (14) £ Click to view larger size image
86 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (12). £ Click to view larger size image
86A Further image of Lot 86 Click to view larger size image
86A LOT 86 Click to view larger size image
87 Collection of various small assorted mantle clocks (16). £ Click to view larger size image
88 An oak cased Admiral Fitzroy barometer £200-300 Click to view larger size image