- Museum number
Mahogany Cased Mantel Clock.
Mahogany case with curved sides and moulded sections at the top and bottom. A rectangular gilt-metal fixed bezel at the front. On the back a matted black square cover, retained by four hexagonal slotted screws, surrounds a circular black plastic cover for the movement.
Gilded-metal dial with an applied silvered chapter-ring with an outer minute circle numbered 0-60 at five-minte intervals. Roman hours I-XII with fleur-de-Lis half-hour marks around a circle divided to quarter-hours. Blued-steel trefoil hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven eight-day movement with straight-grained circular brass plates and four cylindrical pillars retained by blued-steel screws. Going barrel; five wheel gear train, the contrate wheel with a separate cock on the back plate with an end-shake adjusting screw. Eleven-jewel platform with a club-tooth lever escapement. Uncut balance with brass timing screws.Spiral steel balance spring with an index mounted on the balance cock registering against an engraved scale.
There is an integral key on the back plate for winding and a central button for hand setting, both are chromium plated.
- Production date
Height: 19 centimetres (case)
Width: 29.50 centimetres (case)
Depth: 9 centimetres (case)
- 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
- Not on display
Latest: 2 (Aug 2010)
Two sections of the left front top angle of the case have been broken off and re-glued.
- 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: 20 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)