- Museum number
Chiming longcase 'Grandmother' clock in a mahogany case.
Mahogany veneered plywood case with scrolled-arch top, applied moulding and veneer graining to produce an imitation trunk door. Rectangular plinth supported by a scroll-front bottom moulding. At the top a hinged brass bezel, the glass missing. A hinged door at the back. The inside of the case and the outside of the back are stained black.
Silvered-brass circular dial plate with an applied silvered brass chapter-ring with an outer circle for minutes surrounding hours I-XII. Winding holes at III/IIII, VI and VIII/IX. A chime/solent lever at III. Elaborately pierced, blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven, eight-day, quarter-chiming movement with recatangular brass plates with angled top corners. Plain brass cylindrical pillars retained by hexagonal nuts at the front and screws at the back. All three trains are powered by going barrels with winding ratchets mounted on the front plate. Going train with four wheels, each with four crossings. Anchor escapement, the pendulum missing.
Westminster quarter-chime sounding in five bronze rods mounted in a cast iron block screwed to the back of the case, one rod now missing. The rack striking mechanism lifts three hammers simultaneously to strike the hours.
- Production date
Height: 157.20 centimetres (case)
Width: 29.40 centimetres (case)
Depth: 18.60 millimetres (case)
- 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 132-3
- 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: 170 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)