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RAF Mantle clock, large

RAF Mantle clock, large

Code: C23646

Dimensions:W: 33cm (13")H: 47.5cm (18.7")D: 17.5cm (6.9")

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Stores reference 21B/654. Clock, bracket, large.  Approximately 47.5 x 33 x 17.5cm.  Generally referred to as a "Sergeants' Mess" mantle clock.  Solid  oak 'flat topped' case with bun feet and large rear access door.  Fitted with a high quality 1938 dated F. W. Elliott  single fusee 8-day movement.  20cm/8" silvered convex dial with engraved Roman numerals and King's crown RAF crest infilled with black wax.  Spun brass bezel with convex glass and push button release. The case is in very good overall condition bar a few minor blemishes/knocks and a small section of decorative beading is missing (see photographs). The Elliott movement is signed, dated and numbered '4395'.  It is quite clean, retains the original fusee chain (not replaced by a modern phosphor-bronze wire), original pendulum and pendulum transit screw.  The dial shows some wear and marks, notably towards the edges but the RAF crest is excellent as are the hands.  Lock to rear door is absent but would be simple to replace.  Good working order.  These are large imposing clocks that really make a statement in a room. They also sound great.  Due to the size, weight and delicate nature of clocks collection is advisable.  That said we can ship worldwide and will pack with great care.  Stock code C23646.