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Chiming mantel clock with octagonal silvered dial, chrome plated bezel in a wooden case.
Wooden case with stepped and curved sides. Glass door at front with white metal bezel. Arched door on reverse of case with brass catch and hinges.
Dial and hands:
Elongated octagonal silvered dial. Aperture at 12 o'clock marked either side SILENT and CHIME. Aperture at 3 o'clock marked either side WEST and WHIT (Westminster and Whittington tune selector). Painted minute track with 5 minute arrows. The hours are marked by painted roman numerals (I-XII).
Blued steel hour and minute hands.
Winding apertures above 4 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock.
Brass plates (back plate snailed). Three trains. Alternate chime (Westminster / Whittington) chiming on 8 gongs (hammers mounted partially below, partially behind movement, gongs on stand attached to base of case.). Platform escapement.
- Production date
- 1936-1941 (circa)
Height: 190 millimetres
Width: 400 millimetres
Depth: 135 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is an F W Elliott Imperial Westminster-Whittington alternate chiming clock. They are extremely rare. This particular example is not described in W. Wolmuth and J. Glanville's book, W. Wolmuth says it is not recorded anywhere else.
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 163-5 for Elliott Imperial chiming model (- not alternate chime)
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (2017)
- Acquisition date
- 3 Oct 2017
- 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.
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