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North Eastern Railway, Bracket clock with a going barrel movement which strikes on a Gong manufactured by Winterhalder and Hofmeier of Germany, supplied By Potts of Leeds . Oak cased with intricate carving and a silvered dial with black wax filled numerals. Stands 12 high and is 8 at widest, 6 deep. The rear door opens to reveal a label inscribed W. Potts & Sons Watch & Clockmakers, Leeds with various inscriptions including Mar 1921, Aug 1904. There is an additional, railway label showing it to be from the General Managers Office, Telecoms Centre, Room 11, Basement MHQ, York. Recently overhauled by 'Clock Tower, Morecambe' and guaranteed for 1 year from 21st September 2007. A lovely clock in extremely good condition. Note: Winterhalder and Hofmeier are possibly the most famous of the German Victorian clockmakers. The firm was started by Anton Winterhalder in Schwarzenbach, Germany in 1810, taking Anton Hofmeier into partnership in 1850, with the business finally closing on the death of Winterhalder's last son Linus in 1910. A large part of their output was made for Britain and the quality of movements and cases is always very high as seen in this example.

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Auction: May 2008 , Lot: 57
North Eastern Railway, Bracket Clock With A Going