British Railways South Region 8 inch clock

Published: 01 October 2018

old station clock

British Railways Southern Region 8 inch, oak cased fusee dial clock ex Dartford Station.  8 inch oak cased iron dial fusee railway clock with a spun brass bezel supplied to the Southern Region of British Railways in 1949 by Grimshaw, Baxter & Elliott Ltd at a cost of £7-6-8d.  The quality English fusee movement in fully overhauled condition has rectangular plates, which are held together by cylindrical pillars.  A totally original oak case with a four piece turned surround held onto the back box by four tapered pegs.  The back box is of typical 20th century design with one side door and a bottom door secured by a brass turn.

An enamel painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bearing the legend, R.R.(S) John Walker, 1 South Molton St London 10908.  The Southern Railway clock records show that this clock was located at Dartford Littlebrook Signal Box.