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Longcase Clock - Alex Mitchell, Glasgow, circa 1830 Object Reg. No: ST 026676

Summary:
Longcase clock, made by Alex Mitchell, Glasgow, circa 1830.
Description:
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.

Anchor escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Bequest from Mrs E. Askew, 1970
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 206 cm (Height), 25.5 cm (Width), 52 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: longcase clocks, striking clocks
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: scotland
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.

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george aitchison Posted on 10 Sep 2013 6:36 AM
i have a long case clock by Mitchell of the gorbals just like the one you describe it was my grandparent it was left to me it was in storage for years I brought it out and its going well its a lovely clock im very lucky to have it left to me reg George aitchison

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