Today I shall be listing a small collection of five antique longcase clock movements. They all have brass dials and are accompanied by their bells, weight pulleys and seatboards in each case, although two of the seatboards are replacements. Please note that whilst some of these movements have been cleaned they would all benefit from being properly overhauled and lubricated, much as you would expect for any clock bought off this platform. This second one is by a well-known maker Sam Aldworth of Ye Strand in London.He was born around 1659 and apprenticed to none other than John Knibb of Oxford. His earliest London clocks would be from 1697 when he moved there; this one would seem, from the design, to be from c. The dial is 12 square and the winding holes are nicely ringed. The movement has been cleaned as you may see in the pictures.
Interestingly, whilst the dial and movement would seem always to have been together as there's no sign of any tampering, there is no evidence of a date ring or its mountings, nor any for an intermediate date wheel, but the dial originally had a date aperture. That had been expertly filled in and the floral engraving goes right across the filler material. All this suggests to me that the dial was made earlier but the customer didn't want a date showing, so the aperture was filled in. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Grandfather Clocks".The seller is "edwardeast" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.