In excellent running condition, this English Smiths mantel clock. Typical 1950s art deco. Oak case. Marked on the front and on the back of the clockwork. Platform escapement. Chimes on a gong. Case needs a bit of work is a bit dull, it is a used item and has signs of use. Comes with a key. It stands approx. 7″ or 18 cm wide and 8″ or 20 cm tall and 4″ or 10 cm deep. Some history on the factory;
Smiths, then called S. Smith and Sons (Motor Accessories) Ltd, entered the domestic clock market and formed a new company, Smiths English Clocks Limited, as the clock and watch division with Cricklewood as its main factory. After this Smiths acquired many other businesses such as English Clock and Watch Manufacturers of Coventry and the Enfield Clock Co.