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"Smiths - Enfield" Mantel Clock

Of English manufacture
By the well known SMITHS company
who bought out the ENFIELD company in the late 1930's

- there is much more information on this clock below
NOTE TWO - details of an Ebay Auction are also below


A note from Sharon on Thursday 24th March 2005
"We have a lovely chiming Mantle clock
It belonged to Geoff's Mother,
and many years ago she asked me what I would like when she was gone
and I said we liked that clock so it came to us after she died in 2002
I asked her the history of it
and she said she and Dad had bought it at a Trash'n' Treasure Market in Adelaide!!!"


Additional Photos
......and these are a bit larger and clearer to assist with the clock's identification

Front - face of the clock with the glass door open

The movement - photo #01

The movement - photo #02

Markings and numbers found on the backplate



The Enfield Clock Company

Enfield were a well known UK company

They were founded in 1929 by Carl Shatz with a factory in Pretoria Road Edmonton
The intention was to produce clocks in a similar manner to German production and some machinery (and initially some clock parts) were shipped across from Germany

First movements sold to the trade in 1932

Although it produced good clocks the company was not sufficiently competitive and was bought out by Smiths Industries in 1935 but the existing directors were left in control and the company continued to trade under the Enfield name

Grandfather and grandmother weight driven movements were introduced in 1935 together with a wall regulator with strike

In 1939 the factory turned over to war work though a few clock movements were made, most of which went to the NAAFI for services use

After the war production of their sucessful 2" movement was continued at Cricklewood and the old Edmonton factory was sold in the late 40's

Production of other Enfield movements was passed to a new Smiths Industry factory in Wales



The following information was obtained from

and click on the logo to go to that web site

(this link, and the two below, were active as at Wednesday 13th April 2005)

The clock below looks very similar to ours
The case looks the same, the measurements are identical,
but I'm not sure what a "chapter ring" is
- though ours has silvered numbers and surrounding ring
Also I am not sure about the movement,
but the clock works perfectly and "gongs" correctly

Yes, I know!!!
This clock has Roman numerals instead of numbers
but maybe ours was made in the same period - ???

(click here to go to the original page at the Clock Museum web site)

......but this one here also looks the same!!!

It doesn't have the piece of "carved timber" across the bottom
but again this might give an indication of when our clock was made
The 1950's!!!

(click here to go to the original page at the Clock Museum web site)



The following photo and auction details were on
during April 2005
......and it looks to be exactly the same as ours!!!

Smiths of Enfield Wooden (Oak?) Mantel Clock with Pendulum
Nice old item
Heavy vintage clock
This has worked whilst in my possession/storage, but does need attention
Wooden Oak? case
Heavy pendulum
Key included
Item location - Lake District, United Kingdom
The final selling price was AUD$18.50