Only 76 inches high / 6 foot 4 inches / 193 cm
White 12" painted convex dial sgd. A. Mitchell, Glasgow.
The dial retains its original paintwork.
The mahogany clock case and movement made in London and brought to Glasgow for A. Mitchell II perhaps as a special order or as stock for his Glasgow shops.
The bell striking 8-day movement # 1176 unsigned but most likely by Thwaites & Reed, (London, 1808 - 1840) with anchor escapement, 5 Pillars and strike / silent lever over XII
The weights are the original brass cased London type as is the heavy pendulum bob; it is on a wood rod with a rating nut.
Dimensions taken at their widest points, 6 foot 4 inches high 17.5 inches wide 9.5" deep
The Mitchell clock making family of Glasgow;
Alexander Mitchell II. Admitted as freeman 1822. Eldest son of William Mitchell (Mitchell & Russell 1803-41) and grandson of Alexander Mitchell I. Gorbals, Glasgow 1798.
Alexander took over his fathers business which was subsequently absorbed by John & William Mitchell (1833) who advertised as having premises in Glasgow & London.
We also have in stock a small rosewood mantel clock by Mitchell see ref 3073
I have owned recently a London mantel clock sold by Mitchells
A Small Antique Satinwood Cased 4 Glass Mantel Clock. John & W. Mitchell, London & Glasgow. Circa 1840. Signed silvered dial with Roman numerals. Finely veneered satinwood case with bevelled glasses to sides and top. 8-Day timepiece, fusee movement with anchor escapement. John & William Mitchell, were established as clock and watchmakers at 80 Argyll St. Glasgow from 1835
The Thwaites business was founded in London by Aynsworth Thwaites in about 1760 and traded as Aynsworth & John Thwaites when father and son were in partnership. John Thwaites traded under his own name from circa 1780 until 1817 when he took his wife’s nephew, George Jeremiah Reed, into partnership. The Thwaites and Reed business continued into the late 20th century
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