This tall case grandfather clock was made by the prestigious Donne & Son, Cornhill England dated 1890. The tubes are marked Harrington Patent Tubular Bells. The clock company was known for its high quality clock works and exceptionally crafted cases. The pierced carved bonnet and crest have the finest carvings which are crisp and deep. Notice the 4 cast brass fully turned fluted columns. The arched central door has a beveled glass. Look closely and you will see a small 2” crack in the top left corner of the door. The crack is not obvious and does not detract from its appeal or integrity. The face door and central door retain their original working locks. There is a subtle carving at the base of the main columns. Additional crisp and deep carvings are applied on the clock base. The original clock works are amazing and are the heaviest we have ever worked with due to their thickness and quality. The clock is in excellent working condition and has been professionally adjusted and oiled. The silvered face and dial have an all over chased design of scrolling acanthus leaves. The numerals are cast brass figures. The black decorative hands are original. There is a sweep seconds hand and dial. There is a dial that allows the owner to choose from 2 different tunes or chimes which are Whittington and Cambridge (also known as Westminster). The clock also has a dial allowing the owner to silence the chimes if desired. This clock has a full nine tubular bells which strike the tunes. The smallest tube is a later appropriate replacement. The clock has a full rich melodic sound. Harrington tubes are highly regarded among clock collectors. There is a decorative mercury pendulum and 3 weights. All are original and are nickel over brass. Notice the unique and decorative pulleys holding the weights. The clock comes with a crank to wind the clock as well. The 8 day clock movement requires winding once a week. The clock plays a tune every ¼ hour and gently strikes every hour. The case has an excellent finish having the deepest richest color! There is a tight crack on the left side of the base of the clock. It is very stable and does not affect its integrity or appeal. This dramatic clock will make a profound statement in any home or office.
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