In my hunt for anything Air Ministry I came across this mantel clock case. Although the movement was sadly not present and the rear door panel had been replaced by a hideous brass mesh (which I have removed) I thought it was still a lovely item especially as it is stamped with the AM logo and 1935 date making it less common than later Elliot mantel clocks. 1935 was the first year of RAF expansion. Around 700 Elliot clocks were made that year which is a small amount compared with the numbers produced in the years to come. Later Elliot cases were also often unmarked.
The case itself is in excellent condition. Although someone has at some point fitted some handles to the side and finials to the top so small holes now exist. The dial face is also in great original condition. With the original key and lock too. The push button to release the bezel works perfectly. A lovely case, fit for restoration with a similar movement or just as a stand alone piece.