An early 19th Century eight day mahogany longcase clock by Bryson - Edinburgh. The trunk is fronted by an arched door and flanked by reeded and canted corners. The hood with arch top and brass bezel, encloses a silvered dial with subsidiary calendar and seconds dial, time indicated by blued steel hands. The mechanism is of high quality,
Robert Bryson was a widely respected clock, watch & chronometer maker in Edinburgh, starting business in 1808 and amongst his many achievements, a Sidereal clock was made for Calton hill Observatory and he contributed to the founding of Heriot Watt University.
He Brought both of his sons into the business at around 1850 and moved premises, trading on Princes Street. The family enjoyed success in both horological and scientific advances throughout much of the 19th Century but was laterally absorbed into the firm of Hamilton & Inches.