- Museum number
Wooden Cased Mantel Clock with Quarter-Chime.
Round-topped, veneered plywood case with bombe shaped sides. The front is veneered with two woods, probably ash and beech with black-stained stringing. The rest of the case is veneered with a light mahogany. A hinged door at the back for access to the movement and a hinged glazed chrome-plated bezel on the front.
Silvered-metal chapter-ring with an outer minute track and Arabic hours I-12. White painted spade-patter hands. The open area within the chapter-ring reveals the wooden front of the case. There is a chime/silent lever at 3 o'clock and three winding holes in the front. The separate pendulum bob hooks on at the bottom of the pendulum rod.
Spring-driven movement with snailed decoration on the back plate. Eight-day spring-driven movement with going barrels, anchor escapement and pendulum. Chromium-plated pendulum bob with a central regulation nut.Westminster quarter-chime and hour striking on five rod gongs mounted in a block in the bottom of the case. The hour striking mechanism operates a lifting arm which lifts three hammers simultaneously.
A chrome-plated winding key with the Garrard trade mark on both sides of the handle.
- Production date
Height: 223 millimetres (case)
Width: 322 millimetres (case)
Depth: 130 millimetres (case)
- Curator's comments
- For similar 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 268-9
- Not on display
- Latest: 4 (Mar 2005)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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