An Interesting George 3rd Longcase clock by Robert Dalgleish - Falkirk with painted dial and mahogany case, typically styled for that region at the time. The mechanisms most interesting feature is the pin wheel escapement which is rarely seen in Scottish longcase clocks, not to mention incorporation of a sweep centre seconds hand. The clock also displays a calendar and phases of the moon.
Robert Dalgleish is recorded as being in business in Falkirk between 1796 and 1832 and it is recorded that he collaborated with clockmaker, William Dobbie ( clockmaker to the Queen) on the town clock in Falkirk. Perhaps an even more interesting detail of this clock is that the underside of the bell is actually signed "William Dobbie - watch & clockmaker, Falkirk" So it may be the case that the mechanism is in fact that of William Dobbie and then retailed by Dalgleish. It isn't clear why this is the case or to what circumstances lead to it but it does confirm they were closely linked as tradesmen in the town.