c1800 Geo III Welsh eight day grandfather clock. By David Jones of Bala (central Wales, U.K.) Mahogany and flame mahogany cross banded case, swan neck pediment, arched face with white dial and hand applied Roman chapter ring, seconds dial and phases of the moon. Rope twist "columns" flanking the dial and again lower, flanking the door. Professionally overhauled and in good working order. Height 223 cm. $8,995 Shop 27
Geo V oak wall barometer
George V carved English oak aneroid wall barometer. Includes thermometer gauge in Fahrenheit and bevelled glass. Sold by Melbourne retailer Kilpatrick and Co. (indicated towards the bottom of the dial) and presented in 1918 as a retirement gift to Joseph M. Reed (retiring Victoria State Secretary For Lands). This is clearly engraved in a shield shaped plaque at the base of the barometer (see pic below). Working well. Height 73 cm. $795 Shop 27
1950s oak hall clock
c1950 hall clock. 14 day English made mechanism with both Westminster and Whittington chimes, strike/silent lever and Roman numerals dial. Dome topped oak case with glass door, tubular chimes and pendulum behind lower bevelled glass door and on bun feet. Keys. Height 195 cm. $1,595 Shop 27
J. W. Benson 1920s 9 carat gold open face pocket watch
Antique 9 ct yellow gold open faced pocket watch by J. W. Benson, London. In good working order, the movement runs well and keeps good time. Keyless wind and stem set going barrel, Swiss 15 jewel movement with lever escapement. The white dial has Roman numerals and a blued steel subsidiary seconds hand. The gold case is by Dennison Watch Case Co, hallmarked Birmingham 1929 and is in nice condition. There is a light external inscription of "BBL". Dimensions: 50 mm diameter, 68 mm long inc the suspension bow, 13 mm thick over the glass. $1,275 Shop 27
The company J. W. Benson was founded in 1847 by James William Benson and his older brother Samuel, under the name S. S. & J. W. Benson. Indeed the Benson family had been watchmakers since 1749.
The partnership of S. S. & J. W. Benson dissolved in 1855 and James continued the business under the name, "J. W. Benson". He died in 1878, aged 52 and his three sons James, Alfred and Arthur took over the business.
J. W. Benson was official watchmaker to the Admiralty & the War Department and also held a number of royal warrants, being watchmakers to Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, the Tsar of Russia and several other royal families.
English gilt brass carriage clock
c1960 precision eight day carriage clock in uncommon oval shape by Morrell & Hilton of Huntingdon, England. Gold gilt brass case with (eleven) jeweled platform escapement. All glass panels are bevelled, the dial is enameled white and with Roman numerals and with the original key. Height (including handle) is 15 cm. Fully serviced, keeping excellent time and comes with a 12 months warranty. Rear shot below. $995 Shop 27
Early 20th c. brass ships clock
c1900 brass ships clock on oak mount. Hinged bevelled glass face, some minor ink touch ups to the dial. Diameter of clock is 17.5 cm, diameter of oak mount is 27.8 cm. Key, in good working order. $595 Shop 27
19th century mahogany wall clock
Mid 19th century 12 inch dropdial eight day wall clock. Mahogany case with 'grape and vine' carvings to the sides, painted dial with Roman numerals, spade hands, key. Keeping excellent time. Height 71 cm. $1,995 Shop 27
1960s-1970s battery wall clock by Emes, Germany
1960s-1970s battery-operated wall clock by Emes, Germany. Good original condition. Diameter 30 cm. $115 Shop 6