After seeing this clock in an auction site I took a wild stab at it and popped an absentee bid in. Having never seen a large mantle clock close up I didn’t quite realise what a beast they are. Well I collected it today (don’t tell the misses sssssh) and boy was I shocked. Standing some 18 inches tall it has an amazing presence. Erroneously called the ‘sgts mess clock’ these large bracket clocks were made to a government design that had been in existence since the 19th century.
This clock, dated 1939 and produced by SM&Co has seen better days yet is still running and in original un fettered with condition. A light rub with a duster and some polish helped bring it back to life. Inside the rear door is an original stores sticker.