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The photos below, show a clock with the name 'Nalder Brothers & Co. London' on the dial. We cannot find anything about this make or retailer. As it is a regulator used in a workshop it could be the name of the company that owned it.
Note: Due to the dynamic nature of the addition of Trade Directories to our library, these results may show additional dates to the text above.
Photos and text by Dennis James
English London 1840?? regulator clock???
Pendulum 42" long, heavy but not lead filled ? Mercury, non magnetic case. Little shattered wood piece on top of pendulum bob don't know what it is for. Only the hood survived and I suspect the movement and the hood were married together sometime. The movement hold down bolts, one had been modified to allow the weight cord to follow its correct path. I suspect the hold down bolts were added later as the location for the modified one is wrong. The hood is a disaster and shows evidence of being altered to fit the movement in. The rest of the case is gone. The weight is lead filled brass tube 6lbs.
I have cleaned the movement and am starting on the repairs. The movement does not show excessive wear and has been modified at some time by adding two ceramic cams and electrical contacts at 55 minutes and 60 minutes.
Nalder were instrument makers and went out of business in 1894.
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