- Museum number
Walnut Cased Quarter-Chiming Mantel Clock.
Rectangular walnut veneered case with very shallow cushion top and applied rectangular panels falnking the dial and a shaped base panel. Hinged gilt-metal glazed bezel with bevelled-edge glass at the front and a hinged door at the back.
Silver coloured dial plate with an outer minute circle and hour numerals 3,6,9 and 12 with triangular batons for the remaining hours. Winding holes at 4,6 and 8. A chime/silent lever at 3 o'clock. Gilt-brass tapering hour and minute hands.
Eight-day three train spring-driven movement with crackle-finish brass plates. Going train with going barrel and platform lever escapment with balance control. Quarter chime plays either Westminster or Whittington on a set of eight rod gongs fixed to a bracket screwed to the bottom of the case. Hour striking using three hammers on three gongs simultaneously.
- Production date
Height: 7 centimetres (case)
Width: 30 centimetres (case)
Depth: 12.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Compare with 2009,8021.27
Underhung Westminster/Whittington Mark 5 chime.
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 167-168, fig.4.152-4.157
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (2010) August
Note on spreadsheet - 'One of gong rods broke off - does this match the one we had or is it now back in? Not tuned properly - replaced at some point?'.
- 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: 59 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)