- Museum number
Chiming mantel clock with round silvered dial and brass bezel in a Napoleon-hat style mahogany case.
Napoleon Hat style mahogany case. Double helix pattern carved along bottom of case. Hinged door at rear. Case supported on curved button feet. Cast iron gong stand screwed to bottom of case with five straight gongs.
Hinged brass bezel with convex glass. Flat, pierced steel hands painted black, for hours and minutes. Flat silvered-brass dial plate, raised at the perimeter to accommodate the bezel. An outer track for minutes and arabic hour numerals 1-12 in black ink/paint. Three winding holes, cutting through the 4 and 8, and above 6. Aperture for rise and fall above the 12. Aperture for chime / silent adjacent to 3.
Brass plated movement. Three spring driven trains, going, striking, chiming. Pendulum controlled, rise and fall operated through the dial. Chime / silent operated through the dial. Front plate components in steel.
Chiming on five rear-hung gongs.
- Production date
- 1930 (circa)
Height: 229 millimetres (case)
Width: 423 millimetres
Depth: 177 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This clock is marked 'Anvil Made in Baden' trademark. These are thought to have been made by Fichter & Hackenjos to supply the wholesalers 'Andrew & Co' in London, though this is unproven as yet.
The clock features the 'double scissor' pendulum adjustment system (attributable to Fichtor & Hackenjos), adjusting lever in slot in top of dial.
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 p316-7.
- Not on display
- 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: 90 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)