- Museum number
Oak Cased Mantel Clock.
Shaped oak case with a double break arch top. Two coulumns at the sides and a carved bead and reel ornament around the bottom. Four wooden button feet.
A brass dial plate with three pinned feet supports a silvered-brass dial engraved with an outer circle for minutes surrounding hours I-XII. There is a winding hole above VI o'clock. Blued-steel spade-pattern hour and minute hands.
Eight-day, spring-driven movement with circular crackle-finish plates with four plain brass cylindrical pillars, pinned at the front and retained by screws on the back plate. Going barrel with winding ratchet mounted beneath the dial. Five-wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. Platform lever escapement with jewelled bearings for the escape wheel, lever and balance. Imitation compensatuion balance with the balance rim only half cut through. Spiral steel balance spring with overcoil and with an index mounted on the balance cock, the lever extending through a slot in the dial at XII o'clock. The standard motion-work is mounted on the dial side of the front plate.
- Production date
Height: 16 centimetres
Width: 22.80 centimetres
Depth: 7.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Swiss platform escapement
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 172 for this type of movement
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Oct 2010)
At some time, the case has been re-lacquered.
- 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: 204 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)