A fine and rare 8 Day domestic regulator with half dead beat escapement and maintaining power controlled by a substantial wooden rod compensation pendulum. Both the Escapement and pendulum are of Thomas Reid's design, an eminent maker in Edinburgh throughout the Regency and early Victorian period. The clock case is beautifully rich in satinwood veneer and accented by ebony inlays.
John Dickman was in business on Bernard street, Leith at around 1800 and had then moved to the shore by 1825. Laterally His business premises moved out of Leith and on to George Street in the New Town of Edinburgh.
It is recorded that John Dickman was more a purveyor and retailer of fine clocks rather than a maker in the literal sense.