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Weight-driven, Quarter-Chiming Wall Clock.
Break-arch brass dial plate; applied silvered-brass chapter-ring with 'Turkish' numerals. hours 1-12 and minutes numbered 0-60 at 5-minute intervals - 5,10.15 etc. Cast brass spandrels with crescent motifs. The central area within the chapter ring is matted. In the arch, two applied cast-brass spandrels flanking a silvered brass roundel inscribed with the maker's name and place. Blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Weight-driven, posted-frame movement with brass plates, pillars and movement bars. At the front, the going train has a three-wheel gear train, the wheels with four crossings. Verge escapement with a horizontal crown wheel and verge mounted above the movement top-plate. Short pendulum suspended from a knife-edge for the rear pivot.
The chiming train, situated in the middle, has a large diameter pin barrel mounted on the great wheel. Released at the quarter hour by four pins on the cannon pinion. The chimes consisting of descending notes for the three quarters and musical tune for the hour ares played by nine hammers striking five bells.
At the rear the hour striking train is released at the hour by the chiming barrel and is controlled by a count-wheel mounted on the back plate. The hour bell is mounted on a standard screwed to the top plate.
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- Curator's comments
The bell standard has been broken and repaired and is probably not original. Next to the foot of the present bell standard are a series of three holes (one threaded) now vacant. These are the securing holes for the original bell standard. Further vacant holes consist of one each side in the bottom plate between the pillars and one in the top-plate, perhaps for a steady pin for the original front verge cock. It is likely that none of the three cocks on the top plate, for the crown wheel and front and rear verge bearings is original.
A George Clarke wall clock was sold at Bonhams Auction House, 14th June 2005, lot 125
- Not on display
Latest: 2 (Jul 2015)
2 (Aug 2009)
- 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.
Ilbert'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
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.2106 (Ilbert Collection)