- Museum number
Mahogany Cased Mantel Clock.
Shaped mahogany case with a rounded top and a concave return at each side. Moulded base with four golt-brass button feet. A large diameter central hole for the movement. Brass glazed bezel with bevelled glass. A screwed-on circular brass cover on the back.
Circular brass dial-plate. Silvered-brass dial with an outer circle for minutes with bold traingles at the hours, surrounding hours I-XII. A winding hole at VI and a slot for the regulation lever below XII. Buled-steel, spade-pattern hour and minute hands (pinned on).
Circular spring-driven, eight-day movement with snailed brass plates and four plain brass cylindrical pillars retained by pins at the front and screws at the back. Going barrel with winding ratchet on the dial side of the front plate. Five wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. Platform club-tooth lever escapement with jewelled bearings for the escape wheel, lever, pallets, impulse pin and balance, the last with endstones. Spiral balance spring with an index mounted on the balance cock, the lever extending to a slot in the dial.
- Production date
Height: 20 centimetres (case)
Width: 20.50 centimetres (case)
Depth: 8 centimetres (case)
- Curator's comments
- Swiss platform escapement.
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 p142 + 153
- Not on display
- Latest: 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: 175 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)