This old Charmer is ALL ORIGINAL and is a Genuine old piece ....NOT a reproduction. The DIAL size is 10" in diameter and is marked MADE IN ENGLAND.There is a small copper plaque attached to the inside of the door to the pendulum and this has 'AN ELLIOTT PRODUCTION' stamped on it. The dial case is Walnut I think and has a diameter of near 14" ... the dial itself appears to be of painted tin.The movement is an 8 Day Mechanical (non-fusee) and is in good working condition but would undoubtedly benefit from a clean and service. JJ Elliot was one of the supreme craftsmen of the late 19th century. He was also one of the greatest innovators, with particular interest in making clocks more interesting to listen to. In 1865 James Jones Elliott of 156 Cheapside London began his clock making apprenticeship with "Bateman" of Smithfield, London. In 1882, Elliott was established as a "manufacturer of fine quality clocks". Elliot specialized initially in producing pinions and balance shafts but he soon progressed to making, and patenting, a weight driven movement which had chimes on tubes. This original Elliott clock was very successful and resulted in considerable trade with America. Elliot's love of chimes led him to experiment with several different chiming mechanisms. On the 16th April 1904, Elliott died and his son, Frank, succeeded him in the clock-making business. In 1909 JJ Elliot combined with Grimshaw Baxter, and in 1911 the factory moved to Grays Inn Lane, London. In 1917 the factory moved again to larger premises in St Annes Road, Tottenham, London. The partnership with Grimshaw Baxter was dissolved in 1921 and Frank Elliott joined the well known firm Gillett and Johnson Ltd, in Croydon. Two years later, he took over their clock factory and formed the famous company of F.W. Elliott Ltd.
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