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 high quality English Fusee clock.
Time Only Fusee movement during cleaning. Relatively few parts. Easy to work on.
The Fusee chain was missing when I purchased this English astral Coventry fusee wall clock, I wasn’t sure if it would have originally had a chain or a cable drive to the fusee cone. After examination, I determined that it would have been a cable drive. Some points that led me to this were:
- Three holes in the mainspring barrel to accommodate a cable. A Chain would fit in a slot.
- A recess hole in the back of the fusee cone to accommodate a knot and, again, no slot.
On occasion it is possible to determine whether the movement was originally fitted out with a chain or a cable by examining the Fusee cone grooves. If the bottom of the groove is rounded, it was machined to accommodate a cable. If the groove has a flat bottom, it was made for a chain.