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car 240 A good quality large timepiece by Drocourt




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One of the top makers of carriage clocks, Drocourt has achieved worldwide recognition with their quality workman ship and complicated movements. Pierre & Alfred Drocourt were France' leading makers from the middle of the 19th century through to the late Victorian era. They had a factory in Saint-Nicolas-d'Ailermont, which was regarded as the most important town for carriage clock manufacturing. The majority of their clocks would go to their Paris premises and dispersed amongst the world's top retailers of that time. They exhibited at the major exhibitions winning a bronze medal at Paris 1867, the Silver at Paris 1878 and the gold at Paris in 1889. The son, Alfred, succeeded his father Pierre sometime in the 1870's.

This is a good quality timepiece, larger than the average carriage clock and retailed by G W Benson of London.
Its has an eight day quality duration movement with original quality lever escapement.

Dimensions:Approximately
Height :6.5" with the handle up
Height : 5." With the handle down

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