RAF Station Dial Clock
By F. W. Elliott Ltd. of Croydon. Stores ref. 21B/118. 14" white painted dial in a solid oak 18" diameter case. 8-day Elliott pendulum movement, serial number 8948 (non fusee). The dial is in nice original condition with Roman numerals and King's crown RAF crest. It is totally unrestored and displays some staining/marking but virtually no paint loss or chipping. The RAF crest remains in very good condition. The hands are original to the clock and though a little mishaped remain in good order. Appears to have replacement dial screws as is usually the case. The oak surround has a lovely patina and is free from damage beyond the odd small blemish. The back box has minor damage and a couple of missing screws. It is stamped with the Air Ministry reference marks 21B/118. Both the lower and side access doors are present and complete with closure catches. The box also retains its hanging plate and corner positioning plates to allow the clock to be screwed to the wall once in the correct position. The original 'spun' brass bezel is equally good with the original hinge. The movement has the original pendulum and is maker marked. It has recently been professionally cleaned/lubricated and is running well though still requires minor regulation by adjusting the screw nut on the base of the pendulum. Over the past week it has gained approximately 4 minutes. All in all this is a lovely unmolested clock which is my opinion is of far more historical value than one with a repainted dial or refinished case. An excellent working display item.
We would prefer this item to be collected but are happy to post it worldwide entirely at the buyer's risk. Approx 10 more photographs are available on request. Stock code C17238.