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Eight-Day Spring-driven mantel clock with Westminster Chimes.
Walnut veneered plywood case with break-arch front, the two canted sides with an inlaid sun-ray pattern. The case stands on six shaped wooden feet. At the front a circular chromium-plated bezel and at the back a hinged door with closing latch, the button punched with a capital letter 'C'.
Silvered-metal dial, the chapter ring with hours 1-12 within a minutes circle. A chime-silent lever at 9 o'clock, and three winding holes across the lower part. Blued-steel spade-pattern hour and minute hands.
Eight-day spring-driven three-train movement with brass plates, the back plate with snailed decoration. Anchor escapement with chrome-plated pendulum bob. Going barrel powered gear trains for going, hour striking and quarter chiming. The westminster chime sounds on a set of five wire gongs mounted in a separated silver-painted block screwed to the bottom of the case. The first and last gong are the same note. The hour is struck by three of the hammers raised and dropped simultaneously onto the first three gongs.
Chromium-plated winding key and original instruction booklet.
- Production date
Height: 23.20 centimetres (case)
Width: 33.70 centimetres (case)
Depth: 15 centimetres (case)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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