Longcase Equation Regulator
Walnut case with a miror set into the door panel. Forward sliding glazed hood with a later caddy top.
Gilt-brass dial with applied gilt-brassmask-pattern spandrels.Applied- silvered brass chapter-ring with hours I-XII and half-hour marks. Blued steel hour and minute hands.
A calendar dial in the arch. The maker's signature plaque in the lower part of the dial centre.
Weight-driven eight-day movement with anchor escapement and seconds-beating pendulum.
A mechanism for automatically changing the pendulum length so that the clock showed and struck true solar time, is now partly missing.
Inscription ContentAnthony Hebert
Although signed 'Anthony Hebert', this clock is characteristic of the equation of time clocks made for Daniel Quare and others, by Joseph Williamson.
The clock has suffered a number of restorations. The caddy top to the hood is modern and much work has been done to the plinth of the case. Also, the mirror in the door is not original. Much of the equation mechanism has been restored.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCC27387
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