Unnamed regency observatory regulator

Ref: 1234


Very fine quality mahogany longcase observatory regulator. The flat topped case in typical regency style using the finest quality solid mahogany with flame mahogany veneers from a top London maker. The solid mahogany back board is over 1¼” thick.

The substantial 5 pillar movement sits on a massive cast iron bracket that has integral pendulum support in a type favoured by the best London makers such as Dent, Moore etc.

The numbered, jewelled movement is of the highest quality and would have been supplied by one of the top London makers such as Dent, Morrison or Gillett & Johnston. It has 5 double screwed, tapered pillars and a beautiful high count train with jewelled bearings for the escapement and pallets. There is Harrison’s maintaining power and the weight is taken to the side via an integral roller. The movement is secured to the cast iron support by 3 large brass bolts. The well made glass jar pendulum has mercury compensation and has roller suspension and beats against a brass, silvered scale.

The regulator format dial with observatory marks is unusual in the fact that it is unnamed and could possibly have been a commission for a private observatory or by someone who liked the purity and elegance of a plain dial.

Height: 76¾”
Width: 17½”
Depth: 12″
Dial Diameter: 12″

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