- Museum number
Mahogany Cased, Westminster Quarter-Chiming Mantel clock.
Mahogany veneered plywood acse with an ogee curved arch top. A chamfered section around the base with a cross band of mahogany inlaid strip linded with a narrow string of ebony. A similar string around the front edge of the case. Two end bars of moulded section act as feet. Hinged brass front bezel with bevelled-edge glass. The rear door has a pierced-metal fret backed with beige coloured material. A seat-board screwed to the inside of the case supports the movement.
A brass dial plate with four feet, pinned to the movement front plate, supports a domed silvered-brass dial with an outer ciorcler for minutes with triangular marks at the hours, surrounding hours I-XII. Winding holes at III/IIII, VI and VII/VIII. Blued-steel, spade-pattern hour and minute hands.
Three-train, spring-driven, eight-day movement with rectangular brass plates angled at the top corners and with four plain brass cylindrical pillars securaed by pins at the front and screws at the back. All three trains powered by going barrels with winding ratchets mounted on the front plate. Five wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. Club-tooth platform lever escapement with jewelled bearings for the escape wheel, lever and balance, thos for the balance with endstones. Jewelled pallets and a ruby impulse pin. Spriral steel balance spring with overcoil. A polished steel regulator mounted on the balance cock.
Westminster quarter-chime with four hammers striking four spiral gongs mounted on a standard screwed to the base of the case. The hammer assembly mounted on a simple bridge with two long cylindrical pillars screwed to the back plate. The quarter-chime releases a rack-striking mechanism which strikes the hours on a separate spiral gong mounted on the same block as the chime gongs. The fly vanes for the chiming and striking trains are mounted on extended arbors which pass through the back plate and run in separate cocks mounted on the outside. The chiming train second wheel and third pinion are receesed into the back plate and bear in a separate disc screwed to the back plate.
With the clock is an associated plain brass butterfly-handle key.
- Production date
Height: 25 centimetres (case)
Width: 32.60 centimetres
Depth: 15.70 centimetres (case)
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (Nov 2010) (one dial retaining screw missing].
- 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: 212 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)