Lot #170. Antique Sutton Coldfield Chess Clock
Antique Sutton Coldfield Chess Clock.
This offering features an antique Sutton Coldfield Chess Clock with two square green metal cased timing mechanisms mounted on a Mahogany pedestal. The underside is covered in green baize. There were sold through the Baruch Wood’s magazine Chess as well as the British Chess Federation. This Sutton Coldfield mechanical analog clock features wind-up mechanisms which can be independently stopped by pushing one of the two top-mounted plungers that employ metal wires to engage one of the escapements, thus causing that timing mechanism to stop. The case measures approximately 8-3/4″ x 4-5/8″ x 2-1/4″. The case are mechanism are in very good condition. Both the movements are in good working order.
Sutton Coldfield chess clocks date from around 1938, These Timers were used in many clubs and could be found in use at tournaments of all levels throughout the United Kingdom in the early to mid 1900s.