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GWR drop dial wall clock – £3100 at Bushey Auctions.

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The Great Western Railway was supplied with its drop dial wall clocks by Worcester firm JM Skarratt (later Kays of Worcester).

This 3ft 4in (70cm) example from the 1880s with a white dial carrying the company logo was offered for sale by Bushey Auctions (18% buyer’s premium) in Hertfordshire on July 29 with a guide of just £120-180.

It was offered together with its key and pendulum, an original GWR whistle and documents connecting the piece with a signal box in Wales.

At £3100, it made a sum similar to those paid for these clocks at specialist railwayana sales.