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Wall Clock (antik) - Any background information is appreciated


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Dear all,

I got this nice antik wall clock. (Pls. see the pictures)

The clock unit type is Fusee.

On the back side of the Mahagoni housig the following manufacturing information can be found:

SM & C
1939
GRV
with a little crown on top of the R

Does anybody know what is meant by the manufacturer information?
How old is the clock?

Thank you very much in advance,

Petrochelli

Photo 1 Clock Face

Photo 2 Manufacturer information on back side of the housing

Photo 3 https://www.directupload.net/file/d/6010/2zdfrbxt_jpg.htm

Photo 4: Backside of the clock unit

Photo 5: Another view into the clock unit

Photo 6: Full housing (rear view)

Photo 7 Pendulum and key

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@Petrocelli There's a very similar clock in an auction listed as "A George VI mahogany circular wall clock" by Stockall Marple & Co. The markings on yours actually says "G R VI", for George Rex 6th and the date of 1939, the year of the "King's Speech".

https://www.tooveys.com/lots/235907/a-george-vi-mahogany-circular-wall-clock-with-brass-single-fusee-movement/

More on the company from Graces Guide -

Stockall, Marples and Co

of 6, 8 and 10. Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1. Telephones; Clerkenwell 2781-5

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Fusee Types wall Clocks for Railways, Offices, Schools, etc. Time Recorders for Factories, Spring Driven or Synchronous Electric Type. Special Mechanism and gear cutting of every description. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. E.1763)

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Dear Spinynorman,

thank you so much! I never hoped that so much information could be found out.

What wonders me, is the advertisment for this clock.

Victorian CLock on an antiques shop

The seller proclaims, that the clock is victorian style. ( I think that victorian style is the 19th. century) That clock has the identical mechanic as mine.

In hope for another answer,

Peter, Germany

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4 hours ago, Petrocelli said:

Dear Spinynorman,

thank you so much! I never hoped that so much information could be found out.

What wonders me, is the advertisment for this clock.

Victorian CLock on an antiques shop

The seller proclaims, that the clock is victorian style. ( I think that victorian style is the 19th. century) That clock has the identical mechanic as mine.

In hope for another answer,

Peter, Germany

The link doesn't work for me.

Adverts are in not always accurate. Anyway, "Victorian style" suggests it isn't actually 19th century, just made to look that way.

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