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COMPLETE 8 DAY Congreve Rolling Ball Clock – Works

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CONGREVE ROLLING BALL CLOCK with COMPLETE!! 8 DAY Congreve Rolling Ball Clock -Works Well --with Second Indicator & Angle Scale-- Here is a beautiful mystery Congreve rolling ball clock. The original clock is invented by an English - Sir W. Congreve in 1808 and it's valued over $10,000 if you can find one. This one comes with a matching display stand and protective dome. The glass dome has solid brass frames. You may have found similar clocks with a screw holding glass domes. That kind of glass dome is just about to fall apart anytime. On the other hand, all parts on our clock and dome are made of solid brass. And our glass dome even has a front door, which allows you to wind the clock safely without lifting up the heavy glass dome. This Congreve clock comes with a second indicator on the zigzag track and a scale on each side to help you regulate the timing. It shows second from 0 to 30, as the ball rolls under it, you know exactly what second it is. When the platform tilts, the numerals change from 31 to 60. So you get a full indication of a minute. The scale on each side of the platform help you adjust the angle. Since greater angle makes the ball rolling faster and smaller angle makes it slower, you can use these scales to better regulate the time keeping of this clock. These are the exclusive features you won't find from any other similar clocks. The clock is made of heavy solid brass as well. The time shows on 3 separated porcelain dials - second, minute, and hour. It's 3-1/4" in the center and 2" dials on each side. The clock is driven by a fusee chain movement. It is really fun to watch this clock running. It has an 8 day movement. The small steel ball is rolling back and forth on the lower platform with a zigzag track. When the ball reaches the end of the table, it triggers the lever and the platform instantly tilts. Then the steel ball starts to roll back to the other end. It takes the steel ball 30 seconds to roll from one side to the other. The complete clock is 19" tall and 12-3/4" by 12-3/8" wide. This clock comes with a adjustable display stand, so the clock will work perfectly even the surface is not. The clock keeps fair good time as well. Bid on this one here!! You will get a running clock that keeps good time. Our clock comes with fully 8 day fusee chain driven movement. Bewared of the gold plated model of Congreve clock, because once the finish on the zigzag track wear off unevenly. The steel ball will no long roll properly. Since it's plated, it will eventually wear off. If you are going to spend a good deal of money on a clock, then get the one that will last for generations. Plus we have the lowest shipping on eBay, $60 for shipping and full insurance. Remember this is a FULL featured Congreve Clock, and you won't find the Second Indicator and Angle Scale on any others!! Please note for the safety of this clock, the dome needs a little assembly after delivery, which only takes less than 10 minutes and the only tool you need is a small screw driver. We will include an assembly & setup instruction for this clock and the glass dome. The glass dome is complete with glass on all 5 sides. Feel free to email us any questions you may have. We use only real packing material, styrofoam & bubble wrap, NO NEWSPAPER. Any winding clock comes with its key. RETURN POLICY: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. We accept return within 7 days after delivery. If our buyer is not happy with his/her purchase, simply ship it back in its original packaging. We will issue a refund minus shipping. Please email first before returning. We will cover shipping on both ways, if the item is damaged or there is an error in our description. Please keep in mind that we don't keep a history of any previous repairs on our antique clocks, therefore we are not selling them as in original condition, unless otherwise stated in the description. Most clocks require adjustment after delivery, if you are not sure how, please don't feel hesitate to contact us. FEEDBACK: Your feedback is very important to us. If for any reason, buyer can't leave us a "5-Star" rating and a positive feedback. Please contact us first prior leaving feedback. We are eager to work with our customers. However, we will not be able to accommodate once a negative or a neutral feedback is left. Positive feedback for our buyers will be left as soon as their payments are received. LOCAL PICK UP: We welcome local item pick up. Buyer only pays for the final bid of the item plus 9.75% CA sale tax. Clock will be setup in working order when buyer picks it up. SHIPPING DISCOUNT: We have one of the lowest shipping charge among full time clock sellers on eBay. But do take advantage of shipping discount, $5 off on shipping for each additional item within 7 days. Make sure you checkout your purchases together and make one single payment. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: All items will be shipped by USPS to our international buyers. Please keep in mind that we purchase insurance from a third party, which the cost will not reflect on the postage. In case of a damage, postage is NOT refundable. Buyer is responsible for any import tax or brokerage fee. Make Sure You Don't Miss Our Other Auctions!! Back to the description

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