- Museum number
Dent's portable tell-tale.
Watchman's spring driven clock in brass drum-shaped case; with key.
- Production date
Diameter: 89 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This device was patented by Thomas Buckney on 12th May 1862. For an illustration of the complete wall mounting and hand held clock see Vaudrey Mercer, 1977 'Edward John Dent and his Successors', The Antiquarian Horological Society, pl.88.
- Not on display
- 5 (Jul 2018) Green corrosion between leather strap and brass case. leather in front slot very brittle. Movement not seen.
- 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.2186 (Ilbert Collection)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: N325 (Ilbert Ledger)