- Museum number
Oak Cased Mantel Clock.
Plain rectangular oak case with two moulded sections along the length of the sides at the bottom to act as feet.. The front edge is inlaid with a black string of ebony ?On the back is a screwed-on black painted metal ring.
Square dial plate with four feet screwed to the movement.. Plain gilt-metal bezel and bevelled glass, Silvered-metal dial with an applied silvered-metal chapter ring with an outer minute circle and hours 1-12. Blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven eight-day movement with circular straight-grained plates and four plain cylindrical pillars. Going barrel with winding ratchet on the cback plate. Five wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. Platform lever escapement with jewelled pallets and impulse pin. Jewelled bearings with endstones for the balance only. Flat spiral balance spring with and index mounted on the balance cock.
Covering the movement is a black plastic cover with a cork ring at the front as a cushion and dust seal against the back of the dial plate.. Hand setting and winding from the back, the winding key retained by a transverse screw.
- Production date
Height: 13 centimetres
Width: 12.50 centimetres
Depth: 6.50 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 p176
- Not on display
- Latest: 2 (Sep 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: 182 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)