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Mahogany Cased Mantel Clock.
Mahogany case with shallow pagoda top surmounted by a brass handle. Moulded base with cushion moulding at the top and a triple curved base and feet extending the whole length of the sides.Around the front an ebony single line inlaywith a reverse square motif at the to corners. Brass, glazed bezel with bevel-edge glass. A large central hole in the case accommodates the drum movement.
Round brass dial plate with three feet retained by screws. Onto this a silvered-metal disc is attached to the dial plate by two taper pins passing through the dial plate. Applied silvered-metal chapter ring with an outer circle for minutes surrounding hours I-XII and star half-hour marks. Blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven, eight-day movement with circular brass plates and four cylindrical brass pillars retained by pins at the front and screws at the back. Going barrel with winding ratchet mounted on the back plate. Five-wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. Platform escapement with jewelled bearings for escape wheel lever and balance. Club tooth lever escapement with brass escape wheel and jewelled pallets and a jewelled impulse pin. Monometallic two arm balance with 'compensation' screws around the rim - the arms are not cut. Spiral steel balance spring with an index mounted on the balance cock.
The movement contained within a brass drum secured in the case by two pins. At the back a push-on black-painted metal cover.
- Production date
Height: 22 centimetres (case - handle up)
Width: 16 centimetres (case)
Depth: 8 centimetres (case)
- Curator's comments
- Indirect hand-set via intermediate wheel - knob on movement back plate.
This movement type was first introduced by Elliott in 1926, this example being slightly later. It features a platform escapement made by Rotherham and Sons, and these were first used in 1929.
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 173
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Oct 2010)
The previous owner, John Glanville, advised that the hand setting knob was missing when he received the clock. He attached the replacement, with superglue. 10/1/2011 OJC.
- 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
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 205 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)