- Museum number
Oak Cased Quarter-Chiming Miniature Longcase 'Grandmother' Clock.
Oak case with a forward sliding hood with applied moulded-edge side and top panels. The front hood panel is oak-veneered plywood, the rest of the case of solid oak. Hinged, chromium-plated square glazed bezel Case trunk with a cushion moulding beneath the hood on a bombé plinth supported by two chamfered side bars forming the feet. The inside and back of the case are stained black.
A square brass plate is overlaid by a similar silvered brass plate to which is screwed a silvered brass chapter ring with an outer circle fr minutes numbered 0-60 at five-monute intervals. Roman hours I-XII with crossed arrow-head half-hour marks. Winding holes at IIII, VI and VIII. To the right at III is a chime/silent lever. Pierced bl;ued-steel hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven, eight-day, Westminster quarter-chiming movement with shaped plates, rounded at the top and with a wavy bottom edge, the plates with a lacquered crackle finish. Five plain brass cylindrical pillars secured by hexagonal nuts at the front and back.Goping barrels for all three trains, with winding ratchets mounted on the front plate. Four wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. Anchor escapement with a pendulum suspension (with rate adjustment) mounted on the gong-block bolted to the back of the case. Long pendulum (seconds beating.
The rack striking for the hours, realeased by the Westminster quarter chime operates three hammers simultaneaously. The quarter chime strikes on four rod gongs mounted in a block attached to the back of the case - all four rods now missing.
The movement has two iron plate screwed to the bottom pillarsn which, in turn are screwed to plates attached to the case..
- Production date
Height: 144.50 centimetres
Width: 29.50 centimetres
Depth: 19 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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 16-167, figs 4.419-4.151 for more details of this clock.
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Nov 2010)
2 chime rods missing (2 detached and stored separately) one chapter-ring retaining screw missing.
- 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: 154 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)