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The Lymington Grandmother Clock

(Model: 2017/4)

The Lymington is a 20th century original design by Oakside Classic Clocks.

The Lymington Grandmother Clock is built in Solid Oak, Walnut, Cherry and you may specify a natural, medium or dark finish on the Oak – The cabinet is hand-sanded to a fine finish and we then apply five coats of Hard Lacquer, this is allowed to harden before we polish the clock to a beautiful satin sheen. It has toughened glass to the pendulum door and bevelled glass to the side panels. Traditional, Longcase clocks had solid timber panels in the pendulum door and in the side panels - we can build your clock with any combination of glass and solid panels, although we do recommend glass in the top side panels so that you can view the movement in action and it is also very satisfying to be able to watch the pendulum swinging, behind the glazed door!

The Dials - There are three solid brass moon phase dials to choose from. Option one is polished brass with a silver chapter ring with Roman raised brass numerals - it has an etched centre disk with a subsidiary second’s dial and cast brass corners spandrels. Option two is polished brass with a silver chapter ring with Arabic raised brass numerals - it has an etched centre disk with a subsidiary second’s dial and cast brass corners spandrels. Option three is a traditional 1850’s style painted white dial with black Roman & Arabic numerals and it is hand decorated by our Artist.

Each dial has two selection levers, these controls the Hour Chimes and the three melodies - Westminster, Whittington & St. Michael. The lever on the left controls the hourly chimes and can be set to provide - Silent, Automatic Night Off (22-15 and 07.15) or Continuous Chiming. The lever on the right allows you to select Silent, any of the three melodies or Automatic Sequencing!

The Movement – There is a photo of the movement on the Options and Prices page. The Lymington is fitted with the superb Kieninger KSU52 8-day mechanical movement, featuring Automatic melody sequencing of the three melodies! It has a Graham dead-beat escapement (invented by George Graham FRS 1674 – 1751) that impulses the Pendulum and as with all superior clock movements, the time drive is fitted with a maintaining power mechanism to drive the pendulum while the weights are being re-wound, a device is fitted to automatically provide an equal sounding tick and a Maltese Cross mechanism to prevent accidental over-winding. There is a photo of this movement on the Options and Prices page.

Manufacturing quality shows in every Kieninger movement. All movement plates are made of a special brass alloy that is hard and has a high tensile strength. The holes for the journals are reamed and smoothed after lacquering and then receive an oil sink. Pinions are made of high-quality steel or stainless steel. Fast turning pinions are hardened. All journals are roller burnished in a special process. The HTU and HSU movements feature thirty-two bronze-bushings and twelve jewels in critical positions. The gears are made of very tough and hard brass alloy with a tensile strength of 62 kp/mm². A high level of corrosion protection for all components is assured. Brass components are pickled and receive a coat of clear lacquer. Steel components are made from stainless steel or receive a galvanic nickel coating. Each movement also has a laser engraved serial number.

The Pendulums – The Lymington is fitted with a Small Lyre Pendulum with a 220mm diameter polished Bob – you may specify the Temperature Compensating Pendulum (invented by John Harrison of Longitude fame 1693 – 1776).

Weight Shells. There are three polished brass weight shells - it is the gravitational pull on the weights that provides the motive power to drive the mechanisms of the movement.

Height: 70 inches, Width: 19.5 inches, Depth: 14 inches

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Lymington in Cherry - built to order only
Lymington in Oak - in stock for early delivery: 1
Lymington in Walnut - built to order only

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Price including UK & Ireland delivery from £4,999.00 (EUR 5,719.86)

Please note that we ship World Wide and all Export orders receive a Promotional Discount.

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