704 - Classic Victorian Wall Clock

704 - Classic Victorian Wall Clock

£175Price

41cm Dia x 3cm Deep

  • Classic Victorian Wall Clock

    This is the sort of clock from Victorian times that would have hung in a Government office and would have to have been wound every week.
    After Prince Albert died Queen Victoria went into mourning and it was fashionable to paint furniture and objects including clocks in black.
    This 16 inch black ebonised surround is larger than the usual Victorian wall clock indicating it must have been in a prominent position to give good
    visibility.
    The mechanical movement (no longer attached) would have been housed in a wooden box known as a 'salt box'.
    We have fitted a modern quartz movement to a traditional pair of hands to give perfect timing without the need to wind it up every week!
    A 'AA' battery that powers it usually lasts for over 1 year before needing replacing.
    We particularly like the foxed iron dial and the very easy to read bold Roman numerals.
    Not the sort of clock you are going to find easily nowadays. It remains a classic.

    41cm Dia x 3cm Deep