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rare antique Lea Recorder industrial clock movement

rare antique Lea Recorder industrial clock movement
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This is a very rare antique Lea Recorder Clock Co. Ltd. Manchester England clock movement in very clean and working condition.


From what I can gather the movement was used to drive timing of water monitoring equipment in the early part of the 20th century making this movement approximately 100 years old. (I have included a picture from the net of such equipment).

When I discovered the movement it was in quite a state with its solid brass weight but without pendulum and winding key so as you can see from the photos, I have spent many hours cleaning it and making a pendulum and winding key. I have not found a clock pulley strong enough for the very heavy weight so have used a yacht pulley which is included.

 This is a substantial clock movement with very heavy plates and bearings, hand built I think.

The face is 6” dia., overall width (including winding shaft) 12” approx, height  7 1/2” approx, depth 5 ½” approx. Weight 13” X 2” dia. approx.

 I guess the movement might be of interest to collectors of rare British industrial clocks, perhaps it should be in a museum.

In my opinion the clock is a beautiful time warp (excuse the pun), there is something magical about hand crafted old copper rich brass.

 I have mounted the movement on a 23mm birch ply board housed in a Kent Taylor Chart Recorder case to keep the clock clean as I have been unable to find a suitable wooden case. The Kent Taylor case is included though please let me know if you do not require it.

 The clock runs well, with the length of cable on it at present you need to wind it every two days.

 I will courier the clock by Parcelforce in two boxes. One for the weight, the other for the case and movement. The cost of postage is high but included in the overall price. Should you be able to collect the clock in person we can arrange a refund of postage costs. (Email me about this in advance of bidding if you wish so you may have an idea of costs).


This listing is only for the UK as the price of shipping worldwide is prohibitive.

If you have any queries please message me via Ebay and I will do my best to answer them.



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