- Museum number
Brass bottle-jack, containing spring-driven mechanism controlled by verge escapement; cast-iron circular ring with four slotted spokes in which are fitted adjustable suspension rings; octagonal base.
Diameter: 10.50 centimetres (casing)
Diameter: 17 centimetres (ring)
Height: 41 centimetres (total)
- Not on display
- Latest: 4 (Jul 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.
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
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.3279 (Ilbert Collection)