- Museum number
Striking mantel clock with round wooden dial, chrome bezel in a mahogany Wellington hat style case.
Eight-day movement with platform escapement.
- Production date
Height: 289 millimetres
Width: 285 millimetres
Depth: 91 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Empire De Luxe movement with narrow case.
Shortly after the takeover of English Clock and Watch Manufactures by Smiths, the De Luxe clock was introduced to the market. It's design had been progressing for some time under ECWM, but they never finalised it.
It has some cheaper features, together with some which were quite expensive, such as a solid brass block on top of the gong stand (cast iron would be cheaper) and a window to show the escapement (not a necessity.)
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 p 224, 226/7 fig 5.108-5.114
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (Sep 2016)
- 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: 99 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)