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LBSCR 10-inch Mahogany cased iron dial fusee clock with a cast brass bezel, supplied to the London Brighton and South Coast Railway by William Wright in 1850. The quality English fusee movement of typical London style has square plates with shaped shoulders and a cut out at the bottom held together by turned tapered pillars, the white enamel painted dial displaying bold Roman numerals and the legend B.R.(S). John Walker 1, South Molton St London 158.B. The clock retains its original cast bezel with a convex glass and the rear of the case has been stamped 158.B. which was applied on or after the grouping of the Southern Companies. The Southern clock records show that this clock was originally supplied by William Wright of Tooley St London in 1850 and last saw service at Newhaven Harbour and was situated in the South Signal Box. William Wright (1828-1851) supplied 108 clocks to the fledgling London Brighton and South Coast Railway from 1841-1861, this particular clock is not only one of his earliest supplied clocks but one of only four of this type and so far the only known survivor. A rare and desirable timepiece from a recorded London maker in working condition complete with pendulum and key.

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Auction: November 2013 , Lot: 172
Sold for: £2,400
LBSCR 10-Inch Mahogany Cased Iron Dial Fusee Clock