- Museum number
Oak Cased Mantel Clock.
Shaped oak case with a central hole to accommodate the movement. Four brass button feet.
Silvered metal dial with an applied chapter-ring an outer circle for minutes numbered 0-60 at five-minute intervals surrounding hours I-XII with fleur-de-lys half hour marks and an inner circle divided to quarter-hours. Blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven, eight-day movement. Circular straight-grained plates with four plain cylindrical pillars.Going barrel with winding ratchet mounted on the back plate. Five wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. Platform lever escapement with jewelled bearings with endstone for the balance only. Club-tooth lever escapement with jewelled pallets and a ruby impulse pin. Imitation temperature compensation balance with un-cut rims. Spiral balance spring with an index on the balance cock.
The motion-work wheels are mounted inside the front plate. Hand set button on the rear centre arbor.
- Production date
Height: 12.30 centimetres
Width: 20.20 centimetres
Depth: 4.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- French platform, 11 jewels.
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
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This clock is part of the Glanville and Wolmuth Collection, a comprehensive collection of twentieth century domestic mechanical factory-made clocks made in England and Wales.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 143 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)