An unusual brass cased wall/table clock by Armstrong of Manchester
This clock was quite possibly originally used in a Victorian factory or even part of a shop display.
It could be incorporated into an existing wall, hung on the wall, a bespoke wooden case could be made for it or simply sat on a table as a horological oddity and talking point.
The 8 day movement is of the highest quality with a single fusee chain driven barrel, an anchor escapement and four large plate pillars. The pendulum is of a cylindrical shape with a solid brass rod.
Currently presented in an unrestored but working state. Upon purchasing this clock the movement will be fully overhauled, serviced and guaranteed for 3 years. Delivery available via our fine art carrier anywhere in the UK.
A rare survivor from the Industrial Age
Note: Thomas Armstrong was the eldest son of Joseph Armstrong a Watchmaker in Manchester. Thomas was a jeweller and silversmith born in January 1829, his shop was located in Deansgate Manchester. His partnership with his brother, George Booth Armstrong began about 1858, taking on the business started by their father Joseph.
Thomas Armstrong claimed to be “Inventor and sole Manufacturer of the Improved Watchman’s detector and also of Speed and Steam Clocks.
They were also opticians to the Infirmary and Eye Hospital, and Scientific Instrument Makers to the Government.
Price: £2,450 / Height: 16" / C.1870