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A rare Murday's patent electric timepiece by the Reason Manufacturing Company, Brighton, circa 1910
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 2,640 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
33
A rare Murday's patent electric timepiece by the Reason Manufacturing Company, Brighton, circa 1910
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 2,640 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A rare Murday's patent electric timepiece by the Reason Manufacturing Company, Brighton, circa 1910
5½-inch reverse painted annular glass dial revealing the motion work at the centre, a 5-inch diameter horizontally mounted steel balance wheel mounted below advancing the wheel train by means of two pivoted counter-weighted wire hooks mounted at the top of the vertically mounted lever, the balance impulsed by a curved lever activated by a solenoid switched on by a hip-toggle switch insulated with ivory spacers, the whole mounted on a circular brass bedplate applied with a plaque inscribed Electric Clock made by the Reason MFG Co. Ltd, Brighton, Murday's Patent , turned mahogany base containing the batteries, with bun feet; lacking glass dome
30.5cm. 12in. high
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Provenance

Given to a member of the Reason family and thence by direct descent; the glass dome was broken more than fifty years ago as a result of an accident during a table tennis match.

Literature

For a discussion of the patents  No.22819  (1908) and No.1326 (1910) taken out by Thomas John Murday and an illustration of the patent drawings see Antiquarian Horology December 1970 pgs.56-59 for an article by Charles K. Aked

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