- Museum number
Mahogany Cased Mantel Clock.
Solid mahogany case with shaped sides curving back to a narrow flat section at the edge. Moulded sections at the top and bottom. A beaded moulding to the left and right of the hinged glazed bezel. Four screwed-on gilt-brass bun feet. The back of the case is solid, hnged, glazed bezel at the front.
A round brass dial plate carries the hinged bezel and has four plain cylindrical feet pinned to the movement. Silvered brass dial with an outer circle for the minutes surrounding hours I-XII. A winding hole at VI and a slot above XII gives access to the regulator lever. Blued-steel, spade-pattern hour and minute hands.
Eight-day, spring-driven movement with circular straight-grained brass plates with four plain brass cylindrical pillars secured by pins at the front and screws at the back.Going barrel with winding ratchet mounted on the front plate. Five wheel going train, Platform lever escapement with jewelled bearings fron the escape wheel and balance. Jewelled pallets and impulse pin. Un-cut balance with 18 'compensation' screws. Spriral balance spring with an index mounted on the balance cock. Standard motion-work located between the front plate and the dial plate.
- Production date
Height: 17.80 centimetres
Width: 34 centimetres
Depth: 8 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 p 151-153
- Not on display
- Latest: 4 (Oct 2010) dirty
- 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: 185 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)