Cassiobury Park turret clock
Modified and now restored, a 17th century tower clock.
The clock is weight-driven and has two separate gear trains mounted side by side. One is the going train which regulates the time and is controlled by a verge escapement with an oscillating foliot with adjustable weights. The other is the striking train which determines the number of blows struck by the hammer on a bell, probably mounted above the clock. Over the years the clock has been modified and restored, but now resembles, in essence, its original conception as a seventeenth century tower clock. The clock is marked with a scallop or cockle shell and is one of a group of five such clocks.
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