- Museum number
Chiming mantel clock with travelling hammer, with silvered skeletonised chapter ring on wood and chromed bezel in arch top case.
Wooden case with domed centre and wide stepped sides. Circular glass door at front with white metal bezel. Arched door on reverse of case with brass catch and hinges.
Dial and hand:
Circular white-metal hour track,white metal arabic numerals (1-12) between two metal bands, the spaces between pierced out to show wood beneath. Aperture at 3 o'clock marked either side 'Chime' and 'Silent'). Winding apertures at 4, 6 and 8 o'clock.
White-metal hour and minute hands.
Square brass plates. Three trains, Westminster chiming (single travelling hammer acting on 5 gongs mounted on low gong stand fixed to case below movement. Brass pendulum.
- Production date
Height: 205 millimetres
Width: 325 millimetres
Depth: 130 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Whilst this is unlikely to be of British manufacture, it was included by Bill Wolmuth and John Glanville in their collection, because of the unusual travelling hammer striking mechanism.
Possibly German, but no maker information yet found.
It has been suggested that this model might be by Rudolf Blessing, but no proof of this.
- Not on display
- Latest: 4 (Sep 2016) One gong rod detached from gong stand, loose in case.
- 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
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