A really nice example of a Great Western Railway brass signal box drum clock. this clock dates from the 1890s -1900s and was manufactured in Paris. These clocks were bought and supplied to the G.W.R. by Kays of Worcester (later catagouge company) in large numbers as they were robust and accurate. Each clock was numbered on the outside case, clock backplate and rear cover. This clock is numbered 4837 in 2 places, the rear back plate was lost or damaged at some stage so went back to Reading signal works clock dept where a spare back cove was fitted. As the number was different they simply soldered over the existing numbers as this was company practice. A few hairline cracks are present in the white enamel face which is common to these clocks which is expected after at least 100 years of service! This clock is in full working order and has had a new platform escapement fitted by our clock repairer giving the clock a new lease of life. When in its new home the clock may require regulating which is a very simple operation.
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