2 - French Industrial Steam Hammer Clock Set. The large bronze case has gilt brass trimmings with piston cylinder on top and a lever leading over to a platform on the left side, between the legs of the case frame is an anvil and hammer which rocks up and down forming the visible portion of the complex pendulum. Has a round French 8 day brass movement signed GLT Paris (Guilmet); movement has a steel pin pallet escapement and strikes on a coiled gong. In good overall condition ...
Very rare carved giltwood two train 'triple mystery' mantel clock, the 4.25" transparent glass dial partially signed Robert-Houdin, Paris, with Roman numerals and gilt arrow hand, upon griffin supports over a cylindrical glass column to a square cushion platform with flaring shaped stand applied with scrolling foliage, upon a rectangular ebonised dome stand housing the movement striking on a gong, 21.5" high overall (no dome)
Congreve style rolling ball clock probably made by Dent of London, the triangular pediment with triple brass dials over a rolling ball platform supported upon four tapering columns to the stepped rectangular base, also upon an ebonised stepped plinth and silvered base plate supported upon quadruple ball feet, 18.5" high (winding key)
Rare bronze and cast iron 'Foundry Man' industrial steam hammer clock made by André Romain Guilmet, the movement back plate inscribed GLT, Medaille d'or..Paris, no. 1736, striking on a gong, the 2.75" gilt dial inset into a brickwork building behind a standing foundry man working by an anvil below the steam hammer, upon a rectangular stepped base, 16.5" high overall (pendulum and key) *This clock is sold with an insurance valuation from Chris Wylam MBHI, the Clock Shop in Chichester dated 1994
Interesting ormolu industrial beam engine clock timepiece in the manner of Andre Romain Guilmet, the 2.25" white dial signed S. Bright & Co, the movement back plate stamped GLT Medaille d'or...Paris, upon a breakfront stepped and engraved hatched base, also fitted upon a rectangular black marble stand with ormolu feet, 7.25" high