- Museum number
Mahogany Cased Quarter-Chiming Mantel Clock.
Rectangular mahogany-veneered plywood case with stepped sides, the last step of ebony with a rounded top. Stepped base, with an ebony step between two mahogany elenments, the top with a concave moulding. Four chromium-plated button feet. Recatangular chromium-plated glazed bezel, at the front, hinged solid door at the rear.
Dial consists of an applied silvered metal chapter-ring over a mahogany front panel. The chapter-ring hasw an outer circle for minutes around Roman haours I-XII. Winding holes at III/IIII, VI and VII/VIII. chime/silent lever at III o'clock. Chrominum-plated hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven, eight-day, quarter-chiming movement with crackle-finish brass plates and four plain brass cylindrical pillars retained by screws. The lower left corner of the movement back-plate is cut away and one pillar relocated from the lower left corner to a position missing the hanmmers. The front plate remains entire with the hole for the removed pillar. All three trains with going barrels, going train with anchor escapement and pendulum. Westminster quarter-chime playing on rod gongs mounted in a cast-iron block screwed to the bottom of the case. The hour striking mechanism lifts three hammers simultaneously, striking two of the four quarter chime rods and a fifth as well.
- Production date
Height: 22.60 centimetres (case)
Width: 37 centimetres (case)
Depth: 12.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- A MK3 chimer with underslung gongs. Compare with 2009,8021.14, almost the same. This is post-was with a screwed collet, 14 is pre-war.
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 164-165, fig. 4.412-4.144
- Not on display
Latest: 4 (2016) Veneer loosening
3 (Oct 2010)
- 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: 145 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)