Charles Frodsham, Strike-Silent Carriage Clock


No 20055 is a fine gilt ‘Gorge’ Carriage clock with push repeat, strike-silent and alarm function, it was finished and retailed by the famous Charles Frodsham of London and Paris and given the number 20055. . Charles Frodsham is London’s (and the worlds) oldest remaining clock, watch and chronometer makers. Charles was born in April 1810. He set up, as a young man, his own business in 1834. He very quickly became an important Chronometer maker and then purchased in 1844 the prestigious ’84 The Strand’ after John Roger Arnold suddenly passed away. You can read more about the history of the Frodsham’s directly on their website, should you be interested. The number 20055 dates the clock using the Frodsham numbering system to around 1890-1900. The gilding on this clock has been carefully preserved and looks truly stunning. An important feature of this clock is the strike – silent selection lever to the base, this is rarely seen and adds another layer of interest to this particular clock. The dial and hands are simply superb. The dial has the all important name and number. The clock was made for Charles Frodsham by Drocourt and bears their stamp and number 28066 on the backplate too. To the base of the backplate it is engraved with Charles Frodsham and the number (see last photo) We have numerous pictures of the restoration which we can’t upload to our website but are available on request.
The clock strikes on a soft gong and has hourly and half hourly strike. Circa 1890 to 1900.
A great investment piece.
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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 90 × 100 × 180 mm



24 Months

Case Material

Brass, Gilded

Dial Colour

Gilt & White, White

Dial Type



8 Day



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