- Museum number
Oak Cased Mantel Clock.
Oak veneered plywood case with round top. Rectangular Art-Deco style blocks at the sides with longitududinal rounded feet at the base.Chromium-plated hinged, glazed bezel at the front and a hinged door at the back.
Silvered brass dial plate with an applied silvered brass chapter ring, with an outer minute circle surrounding hours 1-12. Blued-steel spade-pattern hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven, eight-day timepiece movement with going barrel. Four wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. Anchor escapement - the pendulum present but suspension missing. No key.
- Production date
Height: 196 millimetres (case)
Width: 272 millimetres (case)
Depth: 132 millimetres (case)
- Curator's comments
- The dial plate is screwed to the front of the case. Removing the dial plate reveals four screws which attach the movement to the case, There were probably four brass spacers between the inside case and the movement feet - these now missing, so the movement now sits further forward than originally.
For further 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 286-7
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (Dec 2010)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number