weight-driven clock / wall clock
Weight-driven wall clock.
Posted-frame movement with iron frame made from separate components rivetted together. Three wheel going train, the great wheel of iron, the second and contrate wheels in brasss.
Striking train for hours only controled by a count-wheel also with brass wheels except for an iron great wheel.
Verge esacepement with short bob pendulum mounted in fron tof the dial, the front cock covered with a winged cherub head spandrel.
Separate sprockets and chains for each train. Weights missing.
The back of the movement is covered with a plain iron plate. Hoop and spikes for wall mounting.
The bell is mounted at the top on a bridge/strap with pins at the feet engaging in holes in two up-turned ends of the frame. The strap is surmounted by a brass finial.
Very thin brass dial plate with applied chapter with hours I-XII, half-hour marks around an inner circle divided for quarter-hours. Single blued-steel hand, probably later.
The area within the chapter ring is engraved with a tulip design.
- Made in: Sweden (possibly)
- Height: 14.25 inches
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positioninside face of under-dial star wheel
Inscription ContentLetter 'I' or 'T' punched three times
The clock is difficult to place but the use of iron and the unorthodox construction might suggest a Scandinavian origin. Also the late 17th century date might be open to question as the clock could have been made in the 18th century.
Bell and strap separate.
Purcgased in Somerset.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCC3812
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