Antique English Clock
By W. H. Samelius
The back and front plates were identically designed, it has a fusee chain drive and a recoil escapement with an eleven inch pendulum. The plates highly burnished on all edges and the surface of the plates were polished. The dial was silver plated with enamel figures and the clock stands on a marble base with glass dome for protection.
This clock was evidently made as a masterpiece for some special purpose, possibly for nobility. In checking through the train, we find there was no maintaining power. John Harrison of England invented the maintaining power for fusees about 1750 so it stands to reason the artist that built this beautiful clock would have included the maintaining power were it in existence at the time.