A FINE REGENCY EBONISED, INLAID AND BRONZE MOUNTED TABLE / BRACKET CLOCK WITH PRECISION DEADBEAT ESCAPEMENT SIGNED THOMAS PRATT, CANTERBURY, CIRCA 1810
the arched case with reticulated fish-scale frets to the sides below flaming torch cast ring handles, raised on four ball feet, the front of the case inlaid with a stylised floral sprigs, the 8 inch silvered brass dial with Roman numerals for the hours, with strike suppressor lever (STRIKE – SILENT) above the numeral XII and subsidiary dial for seconds, with finely cut blued steel hands, the twin fusee movement with chain transmission, Graham-type precision deadbeat escapement, spring suspended pendulum with Harrison-type compensation made of 5 rods of brass and steel, adjustment under the bob, hourly rack strike on a bronze bell above, with pull-repeat on the right hand side, with finely engraved backplate also signed Thos Pratt, Canterbury,
42cm high x 28cm wide
The movement is ticking and striking but not fully tested or guaranteed.
Related Literature: G.H. Baillie, ‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’: Thomas Pratt is recorded as active around 1800, and a maker of travelling clocks, among others.