- Museum number
Photographers stop clock in wooden case with 30hr timepiece alarm movement.
Rectangular wooden case with large square glazed aperture for dial.
Bell assembly on top (not original), with centrally mounted bell with two hammers, one within the bell, one to the left, both having sliding brass silent levers.
Brass levers to left side for controlling timer.
Rear of case - wooden door missing (brass catch still present), back plate having two winding keys and two hand set levers.
Square paper? dial with black background and white circular dial, having outer seconds track with Arabic five-second numerals (5-55) with one blued steel spade hand. Lever projecting through dial at 12o'clock position.
Two subsidiary dials between top and centre of dial, the uppermost marker with Arabic numerals (1-12) and having a single hand, for alarm, the lower having an outer minute track and Roman hour numerals (I-XII) with blued steel hour and minute hands.
30 hour timepiece with alarm work driving bellows for camera shutter release. Open spring. Anchor escapement.
- Production date
- 1905 (patented)
Height: 220 millimetres (max)
Width: 176 millimetres
Depth: 105 millimetres
- Curator's comments
30 hour timepiece with alarm work driving bellows for camera shutter release. Peter Gosnell made bell & hammer (but based on patent, of which he has a copy). Bellows and back door are missing. Only example known to date.
(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. For details of this particular clock see p33
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (Mar 2018)
Bell assembly not original ( see curators comment). Back door and bellows missing.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number