- Museum number
Hour-striking mantel clock.
Walnut-veneered plywood case with flat top and shaped rounded tops at the sides. A hinged, glazed square bezel at the front and hinged door at the back, the front glass with bevelled edge.
Cream-painted metal dial, the applied silvered metal chapter ring with an outer minute circle and hours I - XII within. Winding holes at IIII and VIII. Blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven eight-day movement with crackle finish brass plates and plain cylindrical pillars. Going barrels for bth gear trains. Going train with anchor escapement and short pendulum. Striking train for hours and half-hours (a single blow at the half-hour), sounding on a spiral steel gong on a standard screwed to the bottom of the case.
T-handle brass winding key.
- Production date
Height: 21.60 centimetres
Width: 24 centimetres
Depth: 12 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This clock has a gong stand (as did all early ones).
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 171, fig. 4.165-4.168
- Not on display
- 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: 58 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)