Lot 1293 - 15 May 2018
Spring Fine Auction
A rare and unusual Calamander table regulator with detent escapement
By George McLean, Glasgow, circa 1850
The case with an arched top, above glazed front and back doors and flanked to each side by a rectangular glazed panel, on a moulded plinth, on bun feet, the 8in. circular silvered dial with Roman numerals, signed Geoe. McLean Glasgow, blued steel spade hands and with sunken seconds subsidiary, the twin train fusée movement, of unusual layout, with arched plates, four turned pillars, with inverted going train, the detent escapement mounted on the backplate, with wood rod cylindrical bob pendulum, with locking arms mounted from the seatboard, shaped silvered beat adjustment scale and striking the hour on a gong
47 cm. high, (one pendulum, two case keys). Illustrated
Probably George McLean, 9 Argyle Street, Glasgow, 1837-1861.
Two case keys