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Longcase Clock - Alex Mitchell, Glasgow, circa 1830 Reg. No: ST 026676
- Longcase clock, made by Alex Mitchell, Glasgow, circa 1830.
- Wooden case with flat top and break arch dial with geometrical frets in corners and twisted columns at sides. Has brass dial and chapter ring. Centre of dial inscribed with floral motifs. a seconds dial is below 12 and a calendar aperture above 6, surrounded by raised serpent ornaments. Spandrels have faces and shells in them.
- Acquisition Information:
- Bequest from Mrs E. Askew, 1970
|Dimensions:||206 cm (Height), 25.5 cm (Width), 52 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||longcase clocks, striking clocks, horology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Science & Measurement Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Below arch is maker's nameplate marked 'Alex Mitchell Gorbals Glasgow'.|
|Manufacturer:||Mr Alexander Mitchell, Gorbals, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1830
B. Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.162 gives dates of 1822-1847.