- Museum number
Oak Cased Mantel Clock,
Round topped oak case with a double curve at each side, the lower sides with a scroll ornament. At each side at the bottom a bar foot. Hinged, galzed gilt-brass bezel at the front and a door at the rear.
Silvered metal dial with an applied chapter ring with an outer circle for minutes 0-60 numbered at five-minute intervals,. Hours I-XII with fleur-de-lis half-hour marks around an inner circle divided to quarter-hours. Winding holes at III-IIII, VI, and VII-VIII. There is a chime/silent lever at III. Pierced blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Three-train, spring-driven, eight-day movement with large crackle-finish brass plates and plain brass cylindrical pillars. All tHree gear trains with going barrels.Platform lever escapement.
Quarter-chiming train operating eight hammers strinking bronze rod gongs mounted on a cast block scrwewed to the bottom of the case. The hour striking train lifts three hammers simultaneously to strike the hours. On the rear of the pin barrel a turn button provides the switch from Westminster to Whittington chimes. There is an automatic 'Night Silence' device.
- Production date
Height: 21.60 centimetres
Width: 32.50 centimetres
Depth: 11 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 167-8
Same movement type as in 2009,8021.5
- 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: 189 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)