Sam'l Hardy, London (1778-1805): Dial Timepiece with 8-day Movement

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Sam'l Hardy, London (1778-1805): Dial Timepiece with 8-day Movement

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Dial clocks such as this late 18th century example are most desirable for their elegant simplicity. AND - you will never have to change batteries, or remember passwords, or read directions, or fear obsolescence.

A fine example by Samuel Hardy, who worked in London on Somerset Street, Aldgate, from 1778 until 1805. The mahogany case with moulded edge and brass bezel. The brass silvered dial is engraved with Roman numerals and an outer band of Arabic numerals defining the five minute intervals and the maker's name; with original pierced and blued steel hands. The single fusee timepiece movement of 8 day duration with an anchor escapement and a brass bob pendulum.

The overall diameter is 15 inches and it sits out 6 inches from the wall.

Reference: Loomes, Brian.  Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World. London: N.A.G. Press, 2006. Page 346.

 

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