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GILT-BRASS CASED VERGE WATCH WITH ALARM.
Circular gilt-brass plates with four baluster pillars. There are two separate bridges riveted to the front of the pillar-plate.
MAINSPRING & SET-UP
Gilt-brass barrel with riveted? cap and riveted steel hook. Ratchet and click set-up on the potence-plate, the gilt-brass click elaborately pierced and engraved.
FUSEE & STOP-WORK:
Gilt-brass fusee with a coarsely made chain. English stop-work, the spring replaced.
Three wheel train, the second wheel and contrate pinion recessed into the pillar-plate and bearing in a separate bridge.
Verge escapement, the crown wheel running between riveted potence and counter potence. The pierced and engraved foliate balance cock is screwed to the potence-plate.
Driven by a fixed barrel, pierced and engraved on the visible side, and with geared stop-work, the train consists of a gilt-brass great wheel and solid steel second, contrate and crown wheels.
There is a separate bridge on the pillar-plate for the recessed second wheel and contrate pinion. The crown wheel runs between a riveted potence and a screwed-on counter potence.
Gilt-brass dial-plate hinged to the case at the top, the hinge block replaced when the new bezel was added. In the centre a gilt-brass alarm-setting disc numbered 1-12 with a steel pointer for the hour at 12. The centre of the disc is engraved with a foliate design. The central alarm-setting disc is a replacement.
Circular gilt-brass case with a pierced and engraved band of scrolling foliage. The otherwise plain back engraved in the middle with a seeded rose.
The present brass bezel now lacking its glass is a replacement for the original solid lid. Gilt-brass turned pendant, no finial. In the back of the case a bell which appears to be contemporary but probably comes from another clock.
- Production date
Diameter: 61.50 millimetres (case)
Thickness: 28.50 millimetres
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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