A beautiful original Extremely Rare Antique Scottish 18th century Georgian hardwood Grandfather Clock by Alexander Nimmo of Kirkcaldy circa 1780's. Dial shows hours, minutes and day of month.Chimes on the hour, number of hours. Driven by iron weights and incredibly, has it's original cat gut drive ropes! Original unrestored hand painted enamel face. This is one of probably only three existing grandfather clocks by him.
Has a beautiful sound with bell ringing the hours. It has a small piece of barely noticable decorative wood missing from right hand side under the hood. Alexander Nimmo of Kirkcaldy was a watch and clockmaker who had a shop in Kirkcaldy High Street from 1770's to 1820. He briefly also had workshops in Linlithgow and in 1819 in Leith, Edinburgh.
He was the father of the more famous Alexander Nimmo Civil Engineer & geologist who went on to become Commissioner for the Scottish Boundaries Commission and was a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh. He oversaw huge land reclimation and building projects in Ireland. In the 1830s he redesigned over 30 harbours on the western Irish coast. At Limerick, one of his major projects was the Wellesley Bridge which was constructed between 1824-35.
(It is now known as the Sarsfield Bridge). Size 79 inch high x 19 inch wide x 10 inch deep (200cm x 48cm x 25cm). I can deliver within reason as long as you're not too far away.Please contact me to check first. SIMPLY CONTACT & RETURN WITHIN TWO WEEKS.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Grandfather Clocks". The seller is "mayhood2112" and is located in this country: GB.
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