- Museum number
Dial and partial movement of a thirty-hour longcase clock.
Square solid brass dial plate with four applied Rococco shell-pattern spandrels attached by screws. The applied chapter-ring has an outer circle divided to minutes 0-60 and numbered at five-minute intervals in Arabic. The area within the chapter-ring is plain brass with engraved foliate srolls and a bird. Above VI is a later aperture which reveals a ring numbered 1-31 for the date. The maker's name and place are engraved between V and VII and 25 and 35 numerals on the chapter ring.
The dial has four feet which are pinned to the front plate of a movement, the rest of which is now missing. On the front of the movement plate, the motion work survives - a cannon pinion beneath an hour-wheel bridge, a minute wheel and pinion and an hour wheel.The post also survives for a date wheel (missing).
- Production date
Height: 28.30 centimetres (dial - 11 inch square)
Height: 16.80 centimetres (movement plate)
Width: 28 centimetres (dial)
Width: 11.50 centimetres (movement plate)
- Curator's comments
- The date aperture appears to be later - the engraved decoration is not designed to accommodate it. The numerals engraved on the date ring are large for the aperture. The ring is now reatined by two very large brass discs, screwed at the back of the dial, which pinch the ring in one position only. The upper date-ring retainer is missing.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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