- Museum number
Gold anodised aluminium case with glazed front and side panels. Solid brass rear panel with a screwed-on cover over an aperture which provides access for regulation . On the back a dust cover with a knurled edge which is rotated to reveal the winding and hand-set squares. A hinged handle at the top.
Silvered metal dial with vertical engine-produced stripes. Recessed cahapter ring with an outer coircle for the minutes surrounding hours I-XII. Pierced blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven, eight-day movement with rectangular brass plates and four cylindrical pillars.Going barrel with ratchet set-up on the back plate. Five wheel gear train, the wheels with four crossings. Platform lever escapement. Club-tooth lever type with a spiral spring attached to the escape wheel (for 'silent' operation). Spiral steel balance spring, with an index mounted on the balnce cock.
The motion work wheels are mounted inside the front plate.
- Production date
- 1970-1980 (?)
Height: 18 centimetres (case (handle up))
Width: 12 centimetres
Depth: 9.50 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 p 176
- 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: 192 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)