New Arrival – Domestic Regulator Longcase Clock by Whitelaw of Edinburgh

A very unusual Domestic Regulator by these well known makers.

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The 8 day duration high quality movement strikes the hours on a bell and has Harrison Maintaining Power with a round silvered brass dial showing both seconds, date and makers name to the centre. Also with matching blued steel hands and finely engraved Roman chapters. The substantial pendulum bob with a double milled regulation nut and wooden rod.

The unusual mahogany case of drumhead design but with a tapered trunk with excellent fiddle back veneers to both the trunk door and base. The trunk door has an unusual door lock which is positioned at the very top. Upon unlocking, the entire door is removed to gain access to the weights and pendulum. The hood has a glazed and lockable concave brass bezel and a plain round top.

Note: There appear to be three possible makers of this clock listed. Alexander, David and James were all working from the same location in Princes Street in the early 19th century. Due to the lack of a Christian name we can deduce that this clock was possibly made by at least two of the Whitelaw family. David Whitelaw is described as ‘a very ingenious artist in this city’ and is known to have designed a clock for the Royal Society of Edinburgh which featured an escapement that required no oil and a pendulum and ball made from marble.

Price: £9250.000 / Height: 6’5″ / C.1820

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Domestic Regulator Longcase Clock by James Bell of Edinburgh

Domestic Regulator Longcase Clock by James Bell of Edinburgh

An excellent quality Domestic Regulator with unusual gong striking.

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The 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a gong with is mounted on the backboard. The substantial movement also with Deadbeat Escapement and Harrison Maintaining Power. The round silvered brass dial showing seconds, Roman numerals, matching blued steel hands and the makers name engraved above the number VI. The dial framed within a gilt wooden sight ring.

The plain mahogany case of perfect proportions and featuring fiddle back veneer, a glazed trunk door with a veneered backboard. The glazed door displaying a fine pair of brass cased weights, a substantial wood rod pendulum with rating nut for extra precision regualtion and in beat scale mounted to the rear of the case. The plain base features a single plinth and to the pediment, a typical Edinburgh architectural top.

Note: James Bell is listed as working during the early part of the 19th century and was based at number 3 Potterow, Canongate. In the 1841 Census he was 40 years old, married and had 5 children.

Price: £9,250 / Height: 6’7″ / C.1850

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Domestic Regulator Grandfather Clock by Robert Bryson of Edinburgh

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An excellent Antique Domestic Regulator Grandfather Clock by this very fine Scottish maker.

The 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a bell with Deadbeat Escapement and Harrison Maintaining Power. The round silvered brass dial showing both seconds and date. Also with matching blued steel hands and signed by the maker to the base of the dial. The large pendulum bob with a large regulation nut and wooden rod. The panelled mahogany case of drumhead design with excellent flame veneers to both the trunk and base. The hood with glazed concave brass bezel and a plain top.

Note: Robert Bryson was an eminent clockmaker who was born in 1778 and died in 1852. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and made a Sidereal Regulator for the Edinburgh Observatory.

Price: £7,608 / Height: 6’7″ / C.1830

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