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Beech veneered Mantel Clock with Quarter-Chime.
Rectangular cased clock in Art-Deco style with a rounded section at each side decorated with a scroll-ornament at the front. The case is veneered with beech. A wooden door at the back allows access to the movement and a rectangular chrome-plated hinged glazed bezel on the front opens for hand-setting and winding.
Rectangular dial with a hinged chrome-plated rectangular glazed bezel. Rectangular chapter-ring with and outer minute track and Roman numerals I-XII. Pierced white-metal hour and minute hands. The open area within the chapter-ring reveals the front of the wooden case. There is a chime/silent lever at 9 o'clock and three winding holes below the centre.
Eight-day, spring-driven movement with snailed decoration on the back plate. Going barrels, anchor escapement and chrome-plated pendulum. Quarter chiming playing Westminster chimes and striking the hours on five rod gongs mounted on a block in the bottom of the case.
There is also a shaped nickel-plated brass winding key.
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Height: 22.50 centimetres
Width: 32.90 centimetres
Depth: 14 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This clock was retailed by Bravingtons as the 'renown super'. Bravingtons retailed movements by various makers under this tradename. This particular movement is a Clarion 'type 2' Westminster chiming clock with five rear hung hammers manufactured at Clarions works. 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 280-281
- Not on display
- Latest: 4 (Mar 2005)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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