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Charles Smith (d 1862)

Biography of Scottish clockmaker, watchmaker and chronometer maker Charles Smith (d 1862)

Charles Smith (d 1862) was a 19th century Scottish clockmaker, watchmaker and chronometer maker.

Smith is recorded as working at St James Quay in Aberdeen as a clock, watch and chronometer maker from circa 1840 until 1849 whilst also at 30 Regent Quay from circa 1843 until 1845 and then 49 Regent Street in circa 1850.

Smith was admitted as a freeman of the Incorporation of Hammermen in December 1843 and a trade burgess in January 1844. He lived at 14 Wellington Street and was known to have married Margaret Robertson who died in 1855 aged 37, whilst Charles Smith himself died in April 1862.

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Lot FS23/605

Lot FS23/605: Charles Smith, Aberdeen, A William IV Mahogany Bracket Clock

Charles Smith, Aberdeen, a William IV mahogany bracket clock the eight-day duration, five-pillar, double-fusee movement having an anchor escapement and striking the hours on a bell, the eight-inch round silvered dial engraved with black Roman numerals and the makers name Charles Smith, Aberdeen, with blued steel moon hands, the mahogany case with brass inlaid decoration to the front, carved decoration to the curved top, wood frets to the sides and standing on wooden bun feet, height 47cm.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Realised: £720