Lot 662: Sold for £3,100 hammer

Estimate £1,000-£1,500

An RAF operations room sector wall clock, the single-fusee movement stamped to the backplate 17037, Made by F.W Elliot, 1941, the 14in dial with black Roman numerals with inner 24-hr chapter ring with alternate red, yellow and blue triangular sector markings, RAF 'King's Crown' warrant officer's insignia to the centre and shaped steel hands, all within a varnished mahogany case with black stained bezel, chalked to the inside 8/10/51, lacks pendulum.

Condition report
The movement looks okay, although as catalogued it is missing its pendulum. The suspension rod is taped to the back (likely for some time as the masking tape is deteriorating and stained). The fixing pegs are present. The dial, is as seen in the image - there are strain lines and radiating splintering to the enamel of the four fixing marks. Very dusty. Scuffs and marks to the case and sides. Appears to be missing a small plate which would have sat on the case beneath 18, 6, 30. Consigned from a deceased estate.

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