- Museum number
Oak Cased Mantel Clock.
Recatangular oak-veneered plywood case with stepped sides and two bars across the bottom at the sides to produce feet. Hinged glazed chromium-plated square bezel at the front and a solid round-topped door at the back.
Plain silvered-metal dial plate with an applied silvered-metal chapter-ring with an outer circle for the minutes and hours I-XII.Winding holes at IIII and VIII, Blued-steel, spade-pattern hour and minute hands retained by a knurled nut.
Spring-driven eight-day movement with rectangular brass plates angled at the top corners and four plain cylindrical pillars retained by hexagonal nuts at the front and screws at the back. Two trains with going barrels with winding ratchets mounted on the front plate. Four-wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings.Anchor escapement with short pendulum. Rack striking mechanism for hours and half-hours, a single blow at the half-hour, striking on a spiral steel gong attached to a standard bolted to the bottom of the case.
- Production date
- c1934 (first introduced 1932)
Height: 19.50 centimetres
Width: 20.60 centimetres
Depth: 11.50 centimetres
- 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 p169-170
- Not on display
- Latest: 4 (Oct 2010) movement very dirty
- 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: 215 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)