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If you could please upload some photos I will be delighted to help. Greg
This is an unusually interesting clock. Is it in any sort of working condition or are you not sure.
It looks as though it would benefit from some restoration. There should of course be a thermometer on the front which has most likely been broken. I see that you have the key to wind the clock side of it.
Is it something that you are looking to sell? Greg
What was the value at that time/ greg
Well it is quite a rare item and clock collectors and clock shops would love to have it. £800 was a valuation I guess and not an offer. It was worth more 20 years ago because all clocks have suffered a reduction in popularity. They are not seen as useful items by the younger generation. Also your clock appears to just be a timepiece (doesn'tstrike).
Still, the double width and double purpose does add tremendous value. I think that an auction estimate today in its present condition should be £400/500 but frankly it could do very well because as I said , it is a fairly rare and desirable model. Your local auction house would no doubt be pleased to see it and will not charge you for an assessment. The costs of restoration would surprise you as clock repairers are notoriously SLOW and Expensive. So a good auction price would make sense. Reserve it of course. Hope that helps. Greg