I have researched this Enfield Boardroom Clock extensively and have not been able to come up with very much information on it.
Enfield Boardroom Clock.
Enfield was purchased by Smiths; this is well documented. However, I have never been able to find out exactly when the name ‘Enfield’ stopped appearing on clocks and ‘Smith Enfield’ was used.
I have not seen another like it. If anyone reading this can enlighten me further I would appreciate the input. I have done very little to this clock other than strip down the movement and clean it.
A nice little restoration project I completed early in my horology adventures, my Enfield 8-day time strike mantel clock.
I think this was, in fact, the first case restoration I tackled. As with many clock collectors, I started my collection somewhat naive. I purchased many clocks of this type and, as my interest grew and my taste became more refined, I found myself selling many clocks that no longer held my interest.
Enfield 8-day Time Strike Mantel Clock. 1930’s.
I have purchased and restored dozens of lower-end clocks such as this with the intention of selling them and then applying the profits to better clocks. The practical side of this is to learn all your mistakes on clocks of lesser value before you start working on more valuable clocks.