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Walnut Cased Quarter-Chiming Mantel Clock.
Walnut veneered plywwod case with angled and moulded top surmounted by a chromium-plated handle.Around the base are three chromium-plated bars secured by screws and ther are four rectangular chromium-plated feet. Hinged, glazed chromium-plated front bezel. Rear door with pierced metal fret lined with silk.On the inside of tyhe acse is a large iron bracket into which the movement and dial slide and are then secured by locking screws.
Silvered metal dial with an outer minute circle surrounding hours I-XII. A chime/silent lever at III. Winding holes at III, VI and IX. Blued-steel, spade-pattern hour and minute hands.
Eight-day, spring-driven, three-train movement with rectagular brass plates angled at the top corners and with crackle finish on the back plate. Four plain brass cylindrical pillars pinned at the front and retained by screws at the back. The going train mounted in the centre, with going barrel and five-wheel gear train. Plarform lever escapement with jewelled bearings for the escape wheel, lever and balance. Brass escape wheel, jewelled pallets and uncut balance with 'compensation;' screw. Spiral balance spring with terminal curve, the index missing from the balance cock. Over the platform is a later brass cover secured by two screws. Hour-striking train on the right, with going barrel, striking on three gongs simultaneously. Quarter chiming train on the right with a rear mounted pin-barrel playing Westminster chimes on four of the five rod gongs mounted on a cast-iron standard screwed to the base of the case.
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- Curator's comments
- Very well made movement, cast alloy bracket which is a feature of the best Gillet & Johnston clocks and carried on for a while by Elliott after they were taken over. Snailing on back plate.
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
Latest: 3 (Sep 2016)
2 (Oct 2015)
3 (Oct 2010)
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- 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
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 147 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)