A very early oak cased brass dial striking 8 day longcase clock by EDWD.Gratrex, Birmingham (Edward Gratrex, 1720-1755).
The 12" square brass dial has crown head spandrels around a raised chapter ring with makers details engraved to the outside in script. The ring surrounds a finely matted centre with raised seconds chapter ring over a pair of ringed winding holes above an engraved and chamfered date aperture showing a working date wheel behind. There are the original pair of blued steel hands and seconds pointer. The oak case has a flat top hood with dentil moulding over a blind fretwork frieze above a pair of tuned mahogany pillars with brass capitals and bases either side a mahogany cross-banded oak door over a curved throat over a plain trunk with flat top mahogany cross-banded trunk door with escutcheon and working lock and key. There is a plain square base on shaped bracket plinth.
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Dimensions: Height: 7'0" Width: 1'7"