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Mahogany cased, quarter-chiming mantel clock.
Mahogany veneered plywood case. The arched rectangular central section is flanked by stepped chamfered rhomboidal wings with solid mahogany panels and with a matted triangular front. The solid mahogany base has a thinner sound-enhancing soft-wood board to which the chime-rod assemby is fixed. Hinged,chromium-plated, glazed front bezel. Stained and varnished plywood door at the back.
Arch topped, silvered-brass dial with an applied silvered-brass chapter ring with an outer circle for minutes surrounding hours I-XII. Winding holes at III/IIII, VI and VII/VIII. a chime/silent lever at III. Blued-steel spade-pattern hour and minute hands.
Three train spring-driven, quarter-chiming movement with recatanglar brass plates, angled at the top corners and with four, plain brass cylindrical pillars retained by hexagonal nuts at the front and screws at the back.All three trains powered by going barrels with winding ratchets mounted on the front plate. Four-wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. Anchor escapement with short pendulum.
Westminster quarter-chime, with a rear-mounted hammer lift, the hammers striking on four rod gongs mounted in a cast-iron block screwed to the bottom of the case. The quarter-chime releases a rack striking mechanism for the hours which then lifts three hammers simultaneously to strike two of the four quarter-chime rods and a third separate rod to produce the composite hour strike.
- Production date
Height: 20.60 centimetres (case)
Width: 40.20 centimetres (case)
Depth: 15.70 centimetres (case)
- Curator's comments
- F.W.Elliott 'Imperial' eight-day chiming clock with rear-hung chimes. These domestic clocks could be purchased new for around £5.
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 p163 for details of this movement.
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Sep 2016)
2 (Oct 2015)
- 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: 210 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)