- Museum number
Laquered gilt-brass case with four ringed columns supporting top and bottom plates.Fixed panels at the sides and a hinged door at the back. At the top a screwed on spider supports a gilt-metal bell. Four finials at the corners and one at the top of the bell spider. Four ball feet at the base of the columns. At the front and at the sides are adorsed dolphin pattern frets retained by screws which also secure the bell spide to the finials.
The front gilt-mtal plate is engraved with gadroon motifs in the spandrel spaces around the dial. Silvered brass dial with an outer minute circle surrounding Roman hours I-XII. Black-painted spade-pattern hour and minute hands.
Key-wound spring-driven movement with going barrel and platform lever escapement. Access to the hand-set button the winding square is via the rear door.
- Production date
- 1953-1990s (movement in production)
Height: 25.50 centimetres
Width: 10 centimetres
Depth: 10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
French platform with 7 jewel escapement.
John Glanville believes the case is not original to the movement and is not an Elliott design.
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 p155, 177
The clock design is idiosychratic in being of lantern clock form, but nevertheless having a bell at the top, but containing a timepiece movement.
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Sep 2010)
At some time, the clock has been dropped, resuting in the front left corner tip of both top and bottom plates being bent over.
- 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: 183 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)