Thomas Mercer, St. Albans c1943
A good 2-day marine chronometer in its original mahogany box, signed on the silvered dial Thomas Mercer Ltd St. Albans, England. 16442, and engraved with the Admiralty 'broad arrow'.
The underside of the bowl is engraved with a broad arrow and HS1 indicating that the chronometer was in British Government service.
Negretti & Zambra, London
A boxwood pocket sundial signed on the compass dial paper Negretti & Zambra, London. Dials of this type are known as diptych dials. This dial dates from the second half of the 19th century.
Thomas Blunt, London c1800
A George III, 12 inches diameter, bronze horizontal sundial engraved with the maker's name T Blunt Cornhilll, London.
Joseph Windmills, London c1685
A good brass lantern clock, by a well respected late 17th century London maker, signed on the engraved dial centre J Windmills London.
This clock is a rare example of a verge escapement with the pendulum swinging between the trains and has never been converted to anchor escapement and long pendulum.
Dent, London c1870
A ship's bulkhead timepiece complete with its original oak case and original winding key, signed on the white painted dial Dent London.
The oak case has a sliding front panel and measures 8¼ inches wide x 9½ inches high x 2½ inches deep.
Skeleton Clock c 1840
A good English single train skeleton clock with passing strike mounted on its original, brass inlaid, ebonised base complete with glass dome.
Height, including glass dome, 17¾ inches.
Litherland Davies & Co, Liverpool c1840
A small 2-day marine chronometer in its original mahogany 3-tier box signed on the 3¾-inch silvered dial Litherland Davies & Co,, Liverpool 488/13856.
The chronometer has a helical blued steel balance spring and an Earnshaw type balance.
James & Robert Barker, London c1850
A good mahogany 4-glass mantel clock signed on the movement backplate John & Robert Barker 17 Aldgate High Street 1791.
The clock has a 6¼-inch square silvered dial with engraved corners and blued steel hands.
Case size 9½ x 6¼ x 12½ high.
Thomas Blunt, London c1810
A George III, 8 inches diameter, bronze horizontal sundial engraved with the maker's name T Blunt Cornhill, London.
The centre of the dial is engraved with an 8-point compass rose and the Latin motto Tempus Ager meus (time is my field).
R & J Beck, 31 Cornhill, London c1875
A good Victorian lacquered brass compound achromatic microscope, complete with its original case and accessories, signed and numbered on the foot R & J Beck 31 Cornhill London 6163. The instrument and its accessories retain much of their original lacquer.
D. McGregor & Co., Glasgow, Liverpool & London c1890
A good 8-day marine chronometer in a 3-tier rosewood box, signed on the silvered dial D. McGregor & Co Makers to the Admiralty, Glasgow, Liverpool, London. No 7357 Gold Medal Paris 1867 Prize Medals London.1862 Paris.1855.
The chronometer is complete with its original winding key and a rating certificate dated May 1981. The chronometer was in government service for a period as the Admiralty broad arrow is engraved on the dial and repeated on the bottom of the bowl together with H.S.1.
G. E. Frodsham, London hallmarked 1863
A gold cased pocket chronometer signed on the white enamel dial G. E. Frodsham Gracechurch Street London.
The watch is complete with a gold and steel winding key (key not hallmarked).
John Owen, Llanrwst c1765
A good Welsh 8-day oak longcase clock, with starburst inlay to the door, signed on the silvered chapter ring John Owen, Llanrwst.
The clock is 7' high.
Victor Kullberg, London c1910
A good 2-day marine chronometer by Victor Kullberg, housed in its original 3-tier mahogany box, and signed on the silvered 4-inch diameter dial Victor Kullberg, Maker to the Admiralty, the Indian and Italian Governments. 105 Liverpool Rd London N. 8205.
Kullberg's entered this chronometer in the 1912 Greenwich trials where it came 7th and was purchased by the Admiralty on 1 April 1912 for £48.00. The chronometer remained in Government service until it was sold by the Ministry of Defence on 18 October 1983.
C. W. Dixey & Son, London c1920
An 8-day barograph in an oak case with a chart drawer below. The barograph is engraved for the retailer C. W. Dixey & Son Opticians to the King 3 New Bond St London W.
The barograph is complete with glass ink bottle and dipper, and a year's supply of charts.
Circular Occasional Table c1870
A Victorian mahogany and mahogany veneered occasional table, the top supported on three turned and fluted columns with gadrooned bulbous section, all standing on a triangular base with carved feet.
The underside of the table has an applied label: John Manuel & Son, Manufacturers, Devonshire Cabinet Works, Upholstery, Carpet, Brass & Iron Bedstead warehouse, Sheffield.
Diameter: 20 inches
Height: 32 inches
Mahogany Tea Table c1800
A George III mahogany 'D' shaped tea table with reeded edge moulding.
The tapering legs are of an unusual shape with reeded decoration to the legs and fluted feet.
Width: 36¼ inches
Depth: 18¼ inches closed, 36½ inches open
Height: 29 inches
George Stebbing, Portsmouth c1840
A George IV mahogany marine mercury barometer with thermometer and its original brass gimbals mounting; signed on the silvered register plates Geo,, Stebbing Portsmouth Optician &c to her Majesty.
John Trotter Ltd, Glasgow & Edinburgh c1930
An 8-day barograph in an oak case with chart drawer below.
The barograph is engraved for the retailer John Trotter Ltd 40, Gordon St. Glasgow. 100, George St. Edinburgh.
The barograph is complete with its original glass ink bottle and dipper, and a years supply of charts.
Skeleton Clock, c1850
A good English skeleton clock with passing strike mounted on its original coromandel, rosewood and marble base.
The base has a silver presentation plaque, engraved Presented to the Revd. W. W. Berry from his affectionate friends on his leaving Farnley 27 July 1852.
Farnley is in the borough of Leeds; the 1851 census records a William Berry aged 33 and his wife, daughter and sister, all 4 people being born in Ireland.
Height: 20 inches, including glass dome.