- Museum number
Timepiece mantle clock with alarm in nickel-plated brass drum case.
Nickel-plated brass drum case with two small feet. Bell above with ring on top.
Circular paper dial having outer minute track with five minute markers, roman hour numerals (I-XII). Subsidiary alarm-setting dial below XII with quarter-hour track and arabic hour numerals (1-12). Blued steel spade hour and minute hands, and small alarm hand.
'Victor 30 hr timepiece movement with alarm. Open spring (powering going train and alarm). Pin-pallet escapement.
- Production date
- 1886 (Production of this model started in 1886)
Diameter: 87 millimetres
Height: 143 millimetres (max)
Depth: 68 millimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
The Victor alarm is closely derivative of the Ansonia "Peep-O-Day" (2017.8031.4), but with the development of a mechanism to limit the duration of alarm sounding.
Production started in 1886.
Movement covered by Edward Davies English patent No. 475 of 12th Jan. 1886 and his American Patent No. 304080 of 26th Aug. 1884.
(Information courtesy of Peter Gosnell)
For further information on BUCC company and selected clocks see 'Clockmaking in England and Wales in the Twentieth Century', John Glanville & William Wolmuth, 2015, pp16-33.
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Jan 2018)
On acquisition: Foxing to paper dial. Nickel plating on drum heavily worn.
Hand setter not original
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number