- A delightful, small, brass cased ship’s bulkhead timepiece signed on the white painted dial E. Dent & Co. 61 Strand & 34 Royal Exchange London 1944.
- The clock has a 5-inch diameter polished brass case with opening glass bezel and silvered sight ring. The white painted dial, 4 inches in diameter, has a regulation lever at 12 o’clock and brass hands.
- The English movement has a platform lever escapement with uncut 3-arm gilt brass balance and a going barrel. The movement backplate is engraved E Dent & Co 61 Strand London 1944 and the rear of the dial is stamped with the serial number 1944.
- The case is 5 inches diameter and 2¼ inches deep.
The firm of Dent was at 61 Strand from 1853 onwards, trading as E. Dent & Co. from 1860.
This clock was made prior to 1876 when a new numbering system commenced. Vaudrey Mercer, in his book Edward John Dent and his Successors, states that clocks with serial numbers from 1604 to 2037 were made during this period. Serial number 1944 dates this item to about 1870.