- Museum number
Walnut Mantel Clock
Shaped walnut case with a central rectangular section housing the dial and movement. At each side a square blocks with a concave front and canted corners. Chromium plated rectangular feet.
Square dial with a chromium-plated glazed bezel. Cream-painted metal dial plate with an applied silvered-metal chapter ring, an outer circle for minutes and hours I-XII. Blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven, eight-day movement. Circular straight-grained plates with four plain cylindrical pillars.Going barrel with winding ratchet mounted on the back plate. Five wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. Platform lever escapement with jewelled bearings with endstone for the balance only. Club-tooth lever escapement with jewelled pallets and a ruby impulse pin. Plain three-arm balance with spiral balance spring with an index on the balance cock. The motion work wheels are situated on the inside of the front plate.
A black-painted bakelite? cover protects the movement. At the back is a black-painted metal ring with screws to hold the movement and dial in the case.
- Production date
Height: 13.25 centimetres
Width: 25.80 centimetres
Depth: 7.50 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 p172ff for details of F. W. Elliott timepieces.
- Not on display
Latest: 5 (2017) paint on dial bubbling (to organics conservation 2019)
3 (Sep 2010) The paint on the dial is cracked and lifting away from the metal plate. The cork cushion ring between movment and dial back is in two pieces.
- 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: 232 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)