SMITHS oak cased 8 wall clock with 6 inch dial, 1949

This is a very unusual timepiece. It is dated March 1949 and the dial/movement combination is familiar from the Smiths bakelite mantel models of the same period, but we have never seen them in a wall mounted clock. Despite its small size, it is quite a 'manly' piece. Given that the dust shutter is inscribed with C3542 and 39196, which sound like military or government codes, this clock may well have once graced the office of a high ranking official.

It is driven by the solid and reliable Smiths 8 day 'D type' SK 60643 movement with jewelled platform escapement. This is set in a golden oak case with drum-type plywood back box, hinged at the top to allow access for winding and hand setting.

The clock has been sensitively restored and is in excellent overall condition. The one notable defect dates from manufacture, where the veneer was joined at the top of the drum (pictured). It is supplied in full working order with instructions on setting up and regulating plus guidance on aftercare.

Dial diameter 6 inches (150mm); overall width 200mm; depth 95mm. Weight 1.25kg

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