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Wooden Cased Mantel Clock with Quarter-Chime
Plywood case veneered in oak ? with round topped central section flanked by two lower side extensions in the Art-Deco style.
Silvered-metal dial with an outer minute track and hours 1-12. Three whinding holes in the lower part. Blued-steel spade-pattern hour and minute hands. At 3 o'clock a chime-silent lever.
Spring-driven, eight day movement with going barrels, anchor escapement and pendulum control. Westminster quarter-chiming and hour striking on five rod gongs mounted on a block in the back of the case. On the chime barrel block a 'strike only' lever.
Also in the back of there is a metal clamp for the chrome-plated pendulum bob and the brass winding key. The latter engraved on the handle with the 'Garrard' trade mark.
- Production date
Height: 225 millimetres
Width: 300 millimetres
Depth: 170 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Very early example of Garrard clock with provisional patent numbers on back plate of movement.
Very unusual cast metal gong stand, stating provisional patent and with unusual painted finish.
Inside the back of the case is a blued-steel clip which is designed to hold the winding key and the pendulum when the clock is in transit, these are often missing.
A chrome-plated winding key with the Garrard trade mark on both sides of the handle.
For more information on this type of clock see 'Clockmaking in England and Wales in the Twentieth Century : the industrialized manufacture of domestic mechanical clocks' by John Glanville and William M. Wolmuth, Crowood Press , 2015 p 266-268
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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