- Museum number
Oak Cased Quarter-Chiming Mantel Clock.
Oak veneered plywood case with round toop and a triple flute decoration at the sides. Two rectangular bars act as feet at each side. Chromium-plated glazed, hinged bezel at the front and solid panel door at the back.
Cream painted metal dial, with an pplied silvered metal chapter ring with an outer circle for the minutes surrounding hours I-XII. A chime/silent lever at III o'clock. Pierced blued-steel hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven, eight-day, three train movement with crackle-finish brass plates with four plain brass cylindrical pillars retained by hexagonal nuts at the front and back. The going, striking and chiming trains are all driven by going barrels. Four wheel going train; anchor escapement, pendulum missing. Westminster quarter chiming on bronze rod gongs attached to a cast iron block screwed to the bottom of the case. Rack striking mechanism for hours, the hours are struck by three hammers together.
- Production date
Height: 21.40 centimetres
Width: 31 centimetres
Depth: 12.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 2009,8021.2.
Under slung MK4 chiming movement.
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
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Oct 2010)
Leader and pendulum missing
- 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: 119 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)