- Museum number
Chiming mantel clock with round silvered dial and chrome plated bezel in an oak napoleon hat case.
5 rear-hung rod gongs
- Production date
- 1932-1933 (?)
Height: 230 millimetres
Width: 435 millimetres
Depth: 182 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Made by Norland, London; retailed (and possibly cased) by Bentima, probably prior to Bentima marketing clocks made by perivale.
The clock has an early (or possibly the earliest) Bentima trademark on the back, including an image of Big Ben (perhaps the origin of the name Bentima?) This has only been seen on one Perivale clock, the trademark was likely only used for a few months to a year, up to when Perivale started to manufacture their clocks (1932-3)?
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 265, 273-4
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This clock is part of the Glanville & 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: 296 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)