Early 7779 Elliot springer movement.

After buying an Elliot fusee movement on eBay some time ago from a chap near me, much to my delight he emailed me again offering me another Elliot movement.  This time, although it isn’t a fusee movement it is an early example of the 7779 movement found in Type 3 dial clocks produced by Elliot in the late 40s and 50s.  This example interestingly is dated 1942 and comes with a square/rectangular movement body instead of the usual tapered example in many a Type 3.  Research by Bob Gardner of Aeroclocks suggests that some movements existed with square plates but a reason why is not known.  This example with its early date and straight body makes this movement somewhat rarer and more interesting than the norm.



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