WRIGHT A fine early dial timepiece with wood bezel (London, )

WRIGHT A fine early dial timepiece with wood bezel
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WRIGHT A fine early dial timepiece with wood bezel

OriginLondon
DateCirca 1790
A fine early English Dial Timepiece with verge escapement. The mahogany case, of double saltbox style, with access doors to the base and right hand side and with well moulded dial surround. The latter is permanently fixed to the box as is usual when the movement has a verge escapement and a turned crossgrain wood bezel.

The 12 inch engraved and silvered dial is signed by the maker as above and has pierced, blued steel hands. The chapter ring is written with Roman numerals with Arabic minutes in the slender outer circle. The 8 day single fusee verge movement has 4 pillars and tapered plates.

Overall Diameter: 16 in (41 cm)

* It is highly probable that this fine saltbox wall clock was made by Thomas Wright Junior. He was working in the Poultry, London from 1770 until his death in 1792.
He was watchmaker to the king and he patented a bimetallic strip for varying the length of a pendulum in 1783.

Ronald E Rose in the standard work English Dial Clocks illustrates only two clocks like this one with a double saltbox case, both with 12 inch silvered dials.

Signed / Inscribed

Wright London