- Museum number
Electric battery powered balance wheel controlled bracket clock with circular white enamel dial; mahogany case with moulded arched hood, inlaid with satinwood stringing. With 1.5V flag cell battery.
Single train, 2 pillar, large diameter balance wheel movement with integral electromagnetic coil impulsed each clockwise motion (as viewed) by an electric current supplied from a 1.5V primary cell mounted in the bottom of the case. The balance’s period of oscillation is 2.66s, so one vibration lasts 1.33s.
- Production date
Diameter: 155 millimetres (Dial)
Height: 345 millimetres
Width: 240 millimetres
Depth: 150 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Clock is of American and UK patent (UK No. 14614) dated 1906. Eureka company was dissolved in 1914.
- On display (G39/dc13)
- Latest: 3 (May 2015)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The Ilbert Collection of clocks, prints and other related material was destined to be sold at Christie's auction house on 6th-7th November 1958. As a result of the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE the sale was cancelled and the material purchased privately from the beneficiaries of the Ilbert Estate.NL1Ilbert's watches were then acquired with further funds from Gilbert Edgar CBE, public donations and government funds. These were then registered in the series 1958,1201.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.1978 (Ilbert Collection)