- Museum number
Wooden Cased Mantel Clock with Quarter-Chime.
Walnut ?veneered plywood case with rounded top and shaped side extensions in the Art-Deco style. A hinged door at the back gives access to the movement.
Chrome-plated glazed bezel over a silvered-metal chapter-ring with an outer minute track and Roman hours 1-12. The open area within the chapter-ring reveals the wooden front of the case. White-metal spade-pattern hands. At 3 o'clock a chime/silent lever, at 6 o'clock a lever to switch from Westminster to Whittington chime.
Spring-driven, eight-day movement with going barrels. A platform with a club-tooth lever escapement mounted on the back of the back plate. Jewelled bearings for the escape wheel, lever and balance, with endstones for the balance. Jewelled pallet stones and jewel impulse pin (11 jewels) The mono-metallic balance with gilt compensation screrws is un-cut. Westminster/Whittington quarter-chiming and hour striking on a series of eight rod-gongs mounted in a cast-iron block screwed to the base of the case.The hour strike utilises three hammers which are lifted simultaneously.
With the clock a winding key.
- Production date
Height: 222 millimetres
Width: 302 millimetres
Depth: 135 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This type of clock by Garrard with both Westminster and Whittington chimes and a platform lever escapement is very rare.
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 268 for similar clock, also p264 table 6.1.
Unusual shaped door at back, (long gongs), normally they would have straight sides but here the left edge of the door follows shape of the case. (Garrard didn’t make own cases)
- Not on display
- Latest: 4 (Mar 2005)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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