- Museum number
White Onyx Cased Mantel Clock.
White onyx case with rounded front corners and moulded top and base.
Plain flat back with a round opening for the movement. Fixed gilt-metal square bezel at the front.
Silvered metal dial with engraved floral spandrel ornaments and a rose engraved at the centre. Applied silvered chapter ring, retained by four screws, with an outer circle for minutes numbered 0-60 at five minute intervals, Roman hours I-XII and fleur-de-lis half-hour marks. Blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven eight-day movement with straight-grained circular brass plates and plain cylindrical pillars retained by four screws front and back.Going mainspring barrel with winding ratchet and click on the back plate. Five wheel going train with brass wheels and steel pinions. Eleven-jewel platform lever escapement with a steel escape wheel on which is mounted a spiral gold spring with a pin stud which engages with a brass cam beneath the wheel for 'silent' operation). Plain steel balance and spiral blued-steel balance spring, the regualtor index mounted on the balance cock.
The two-stage motion work for the hands is mounted inside the front plate.
The movement is protected by a black plastic cover retained by three screws at the back.
- Production date
Height: 13.50 millimetres (case)
Width: 18 centimetres (case)
Depth: 7.50 centimetres (case)
- Curator's comments
- See also 2009,8021.7
F W Elliott varied the number of jewels fitted in the escapement. The first out had had 11 jewels, then were not needed on the pallets so had 7 jewels. This clock has 11, with jewelled pallets, a French escapement.
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 p172
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (Aug 2010) Pivot holes 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: 79 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)