The hood has canted reeded front corners with brass inlay, side windows, shallow arched glazed door, and small cresting with 3 brass finials. The 34″ long square topped trunk door has a fine shaped moulding around the edge. The base has an applied panel moulding and is set on a shallow shaped plinth. This clock has a good 4 pillar eight day bell striking movement with large brass pendulum bob and brass cased weights.
The 11″ shallow arched painted dial has its original hands and is signed in the arch. Note: This type of shallow arched dial was mainly used for precision regulators and is rarely found in domestic clocks.
Charles Haley used this dial shape for some of his regulators and also to very good effect on the present clock. Charles Haley, a famous and inventive clock and chronometer maker was apprenticed in 1762 and worked for Brockbank. He was free of the clockmakers company from 1781-1825 and worked from premises in Wigmore St, Cavendish Square. In 1793 he was appointed to be one of the experts to the select committee of the House of Commons to report on Mudges chronometers.
Height: With / without finials: 85 1/2 / 81 1/2 ” (217 / 207cms)