ENGLISH SINCLAIR HARDING SPHERICAL WEIGHT GRAVITY CLOCK
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Sold Date: 05/09/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 7 DAY AUCTION! WITH A VERY LOW RESERVE FOR A CLOCK OF THIS RARITY AND QUALITY! Presented is an absolutely AMAZING CLOCK OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. SPHERICAL WEIGHT CLOCK (GRAVITY CLOCK) SINCLAIR HARDING & BAZELEY Made in Cheltenham , England , Circa 1980 Original of this clock from circa 1700s This is an attractive Novelty clock, which benefits from being part of a limited edition (Number 715 of only 1,000 made, back in 1980) from Sinclair Harding, one of the world's finest makers of reproductions of the most interesting and complex clocks ever created. This clock in our opinion is nicer than the Thwaites & Reed version, because it is larger and more substantially made. This clock is also of MUCH higher quality (and definitely of great investment grade value) compared to some of the current Chinese reproductions with similar looking inner workings that are currently seen on eBay. The original of this clock is from the 1700s. The Sinclair Harding firm, based in England , makes a very limited number of reproductions of some of the greatest clocks ever made, sparing no reasonable expense, and are priced accordingly. You can view some of their current offerings at . Many of their clocks are truly amazing and museum quality. We will soon be offering another Sinclair Harding clock -- an amazing reproduction of a German table clock from the last quarter of the 16th Century, with a spring driven, drum-shaped table clock, with a separate detachable alarum mechanism on top of it. This clock is in ORIGINAL condition, just as one would hope to find it. The clock runs well and currently keeps reasonable time, probably about as well as the original spherical gravity clocks. A clock of this type is first and foremost an amazing novelty item and conversation piece, and this one is of the finest quality and most novel. The movement has a platform escapement and it is encased to keep dust out of the movement. The clock runs via the ball weights in the "ferris-wheel" and these keep the clock going. This is we believe an "improvement" over the Thwaites model - as that clock does not have a spring mechanism - this one has a fully wound mainspring and the balls actually keep the clock fully wound - or maintained power if you like. This has the advantage of keeping the clock running - should all the weights fall through and you forget to re-load! This also increases the duration. This clock is marked on the front and back with the Sinclair Harding and Bazeley names. Bazeley no doubt played some key role within/with Sinclair Harding for the production of this magnificent clock. Original condition, some signs of age - ready for a high-end collector! A RARE FIND! SIZES APPX. HEIGHT 12 1/2 inches WIDTH 8 inches DEPTH 8 inches This is a 100% guaranteed AUTHENTIC Sinclair Harding English Clock as described! This clock is in excellent overall condition, as described above. Please see the detailed pictures as a part of the overall description.
As far as we can tell, it is all original, and is in great shape, as described. As with most clocks, this one is being sold as is (it will be packed very well!). Insurance is a must (and is INCLUDED in the shipping price shown below). If this clock has been inadvertently misrepresented in any significant way, the buyer may return it within 3 days of receipt in SAME condition -- less all eBay listing and any payment fees. This applies to U.S. Sales only.
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