• Circa: 1930 – 1940
• 21½” external diameter
• Quality double brass barrel spring mechanism
• Retailer: James Murray
• Mechanism: Meiji Clock Company, Japan
• Chiming / Striker mechanism
• Chimes on the ½ hour & full hour
• French polished mahogany case
• Finished to an ebony colour
• Black Roman numeral face
• Wooden bezel
• Elegant shaped hands
• Cream colour tin dial
• Winding key
• Detachable adjustable pendulum
• Restored & serviced
• Free delivery to mainland England & Wales
• 2 Year UK warranty included
• Free 14 day UK returns policy
Here we have for sale a very good quality, rare and large antique 21½” mahogany railway station chiming / striker wall clock, which has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is now in good working order as can been seen from the photos. The clock incorporates a mechanism by Meiji Clock Company of Japan, and was originally sold by James Murray of Calcutta (now Kolkata), India.
This clock features a beautiful mahogany case, with a moulded wooden bezel and a pendulum access door on the underside. The mahogany case has been fully restored, including French polishing to revive the wonderful colour and patination of the grain in the timber. The clock has been finished to a colour similar to ebony. On the back of the clock is a bracket to attach the clock to the wall.
This clock houses a top quality double brass barrel spring driven chiming mechanism. The clock chimes once on the half hour and also every hour to the number of hours. The left hand hole in the dial face is to wind up the clock movement and the right hand hole is to wind up the chiming movement. This design gives you the options to either have the chiming mechanism enabled or disabled; allowing you to choose whether you want the chiming noise to be heard.
The movement has been professionally restored and serviced and is now in excellent mechanical order, ensuring this clock is reliable and keeping good time. The pendulum, which is attached to the mechanism by accessing the clock from the door below, can be adjusted in length to allow you to regulate the clock speed. The clock comes with a key, which is used to wind the mechanism through the centre of the face dial.
This clock face features a cream colour tin dial with black Roman numerals and elegant shaped hour and minute hand. A hinged solid brass bezel houses the glass face that protects the tin dial and face whilst in operation. The brass bezel opens on a right hand hinge to allow you to adjust or set the time. There is a catch to the back of the clock that locks the brass bezel in place and stops it from accidentally swinging open.
The clock looks great in a variety of rooms and also in either a traditional or contemporary setting. This truly is a very beautiful wall clock of classic styling and quality construction. It will become a member of the family after not too long! So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely clock.
James Murray (IV) honed his clock making skills having come from a long line (four generations) of family clock makers who originally started out in business in the late 18th Century in Moffat, Scotland. His great grandfather (James Murray II) moved to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, circa 1863. James Murray III, who was born in 1870 and took over the business in 1893 until 1920, then succeeded him. James Murray IV, who was born in 1906, then succeeded his father in 1930 until the family business was sold up in 1947 following Indian Independence.
The James Murray family became one of the finest clockmakers and retailers in England and India, selling top quality bracket and wall clocks. This Anglo-Indian clockmaker remained the most coveted name in master-crafted timepieces in British India desired by Maharajas, industrialists, politicians and many popular personalities. Their earlier bracket clocks made in England now fetch extremely high sums of money. The clock incorporates a mechanism by Meiji Clock Company of Japan, and would have originally been sold by James Murray of Calcutta (now Kolkata), India.
This clock was designed for use in public buildings such as schools or railway stations within the British colonies; therefore its reliability and quality of construction were paramount. This clock is of very good quality and it was constructed prior to wartime restrictions being imposed regarding materials; therefore no costs were spared in its construction.
This clock has been sympathetically restored to a high standard and is now in good working order. Nominal old use marks to the case and repainted tin dial but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The mahogany case is generally in very good condition. The brass-hinged bezel is in good working order, with some play to the hinge. The bezel locking latch is present and working and prevents the bezel from opening. The mechanism is original; it has been cleaned and serviced and is in good working order, keeping good time. The clock comes with a winding key and has its original pendulum. As we are confident that you will have no problems with the mechanism, we offer a 2-year UK warranty whereby if there were a mechanical problem with the clock, we would collect it free of charge from you, have it repaired and returned free of charge to you. We also offer a 14-day UK returns policy if you were not happy with it or wanted to return it for any reason. Please also note, this clock has the original mechanism; it has not been replaced with a cheaper devaluing electrical battery operated kit that you see on some clocks.
No expense or time has been spared in restoring this clock back to its former condition, as it looked when it was new. This is a valuable clock, so the time and effort that has been invested in the restoration process is justified to ensure its survival. This very attractive and collectible clock is now ready to serve in its new home where it will continue to operate reliably for generations to come; it’s a lovely reminder of a time long gone when things were made to last, in fact it will still be happily ticking away long after its modern counterparts have been discarded!
Setting up the Clock:
The clock may require the pendulum to be adjusted once on the wall. The clock will only work if it is placed on a flat wall in a direct up-right position (not on a side angle). Detailed setup instructions will be included when the clock is delivered.
External Diameter = 21½”
Painted Dial Diameter = 18″
Depth = 4¼”
UK 2-Year Warranty:
A 2-year warranty against mechanical failure is provided commencing from the date of delivery. This warranty does not cover accidental damage (i.e. dropping the clock). In the highly unlikely event there is mechanical failure, we will arrange to have the clock collected free of charge and returned to us for any repair that is required. Once the clock has been repaired, we will then return the clock to you free of charge. Most reasons for the clock stopping is due to the clock not being positioned correctly at the right angle on the wall. This can be easily corrected by re-positioning the angle of the clock to ensure that an even “tick-tock” noise can be heard from the pendulum. This warranty policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.
Terms & Conditions:
Before you purchase this item, please ensure you have read and are in agreement with our Terms & Conditions of Sale. If you have any questions regarding our Terms & Conditions of Sale, please contact us to discuss them, before purchasing this item.