FRODSHAM & BAKER, LONDON. A SMALL SPRING DRIVEN WALL REGULATOR. CIRCA 1860.
A particularly attractive and small spring driven wall mounted regulator. The arched case with a concave moulded base has delicate fretwork at the base of the dial. The mahogany veneers are well chosen with fine flame veneers for the backboard and sides of the door.
The dial of silvered brass and typical regulator layout but with the seconds dial above 6 o’clock and the hour dial below 12 o’clock.
The eight day chain fusee movement with inverted train, maintaining power to the Graham dead beat escapement and with rectangular plates secured by four tapered pillars. The extremely attractive mercury compensated pendulum has foliate engraved gilded brass top and a faceted glass mercury jar. The pendulum beats against a silvered beat scale mounted on a block in the bottom of the case.
Length: 33.5" (85 cms.)
Frodsham & Baker.
Frodsham & Baker occupied the premises at 31 Gracechurch Street, London from 1854 to 1863. It has been suggested that Frodsham’s partner may have been Edward Baker, a chronometer maker who submitted chronometers for the Greenwich trials between 1822 and 1834.