MOLYNEUX, Southampton Row, London c1835

  MOLYNEUX, Southampton Row, London c1835

A fine nineteenth century English travelling clock in a rosewood four glass case, glazed to all four sides and top, and standing on adjustable brass bun feet. 

The four inch by three and a half inch gilt brass dial is profusely engraved with foliage around and within a polished chapter ring with roman numerals. 

The two train chain driven fusée movement includes a high quality compensated platform lever escapement and maintaining power.  The hours are sounded on a bell with pull repeat.

Robert Molyneux is recorded as working in London from 1800 to 1840.  He was an important maker of marine chronometers and precision clocks and patented an auxiliary compensation.  It is also believed that he patented a seconds-beating escapement but only a small number are known to have been made.  Examples of his work are included in the Guildhall Museum and the Science Museum in South Kensington.

Clockmaker: MOLYNEUX, Southampton Row, London
Circa: 1835
Stock Number: 3865
Height: 9 inches (23 cm.)