- Museum number
Movement and Dial of a Mantel Clock.
Square dial with a chromium-plated glazed bezel. Cream-painted metal dial plate with an applied silvered metal chapter ring with an outer circle for minutes and hours I-XII. 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. Later replacement platform lever escapement with jewelled beraings with endstone for the balance only. Club-tooth lever escapement with jewelled pallets and a ruby impulse pin. Immitation temperature compensation balance with uncut 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. Winding key missing.
The case is missing.
- Production date
Height: 10.45 centimetres
Width: 10.45 centimetres
Depth: 7 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The 'Imperial' timepiece movement, having three pillars securing the movement plates, and the motion work being between the plates rather than between front plate and dial. This example is rear-wound
The platform escapement may not be original to the clock- there are extra, unused holes.
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 p172 +174-5
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Sep 2010)
The platform escapement has been replaced.
- 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: 158 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)