Antique Clocks, Antique Wall Clocks, Antique Shelf Clocks, Antique Skeleton Clocks, Antique Dial Clocks


34 Cannon Street
No. 12
Date c: 1838

A fine and very rare Mail Guard’s watch made for the London and Birmingham Railway, which opened for traffic in 1838 and numbered 1823 for the railway, having a four-day duration chain fusée movement with lever escapement; the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and blued steel hands.

Height: 4 inches (10cms)
Width: 2 ¾ inches (7cms)
Depth: 1 ¼ inches (3.2 cms)

See Carriage Clocks Their History and development by Charles Allix, pages 31 and 32 for a similar example and a brief history of the Mail Guard’s watch.