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North Eastern Railway 8-inch oak cased iron dial clock with a cast brass bezel manufactured for the NER by Reid & Son of Newcastle upon Tyne circa 1870. The quality early English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates with shaped shoulders, which are held together by turned barrelled pillars with a central ring, the suspension back cock is also shaped, all of these features point to a movement made in the period 1860 to 1870. The White enamel painted dial rewritten by British Railways Doncaster clock repair works displaying bold Roman numerals and the legend BR 5399. The case is a traditional English drop dial clock case manufactured out of fine figured oak with a turned convex surround affixed to the back box by two battens with three tapered pegs, the back box is of traditional Mid-19th century design with one side access door and a bottom door secured by a brass turn, the side door also still retains some of the original Reid repair numbers. The LNER records show that this clock was last located at Newcastle Dist. Estate Agent Drawing Office at Clavering House, the records also show that this clock was NER number 322 and this number is stamped into the top of the back box. A nice clock that look to have been cleaned and serviced recently, In working condition complete with pendulum and key.

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Auction: November 2014 , Lot: 122
Sold for: £720
North Eastern Railway 8-Inch Oak Cased Iron Dial