- Museum number
Painted-wood Cased Table Clock.
Painted wooden case with bell top in the 18th centuury style with a shaped brass handle at the top. Hinged, glazed front door with break-arch top. Hinged rear door with a pierced metal fret backed with buff coloured material. The case painted with a pseudo chronoiserie decoration with flowers, birds, lakes and trees. The front door has a painted bird at the top on each side. The whole case with an imitation crackled paint finish.
Attached to the movement by three pinned feet is a square brass platewhich supports the brass break-arch dial plate. Four applied cherub head spandrels at the corners and two foliate scroll/grotesque head ornaments in the arch. Matted dial centre enclosed by an applied silvered-brass chapter-ring with an outer circle for minutes surrounding hours I-XII and arrow head cross half-hour marks. A winding hole at VI. Blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Eight-day spring-driven movement with circular brass plates and four plain cylindrical pillars rivetted to the front plate and retained by screws at the back. Going train powered by a going barrel with winding ratchet mounted on the front plate Five wheel going rain , the wheels with four crossings. Platform club-tooth lever escapement with jewelled bearings for the steel escape wheel, pallets and balance, those for the balance with end-stones. Jewelled pallet stones and jewelled impulse pin (11 jewels in total). Un-cut mono-metallic balance with 'compensation' screws around the rim. Spiral balance spring with an index moun ted on the balance cock. There is a clip-on brass cover over the escapement. The motion work is mounted on the inside of the front plate.
With the clock the original door key.
- Production date
Height: 30 centimetres (case)
Width: 16.30 centimetres (case)
Depth: 13.50 centimetres (case)
- 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 p175 for details of this clock.
- 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: 231 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)