- Museum number
Timepiece mantle clock with alarm in nickel-plated brass drum case.
Nickel-plated brass drum case with two small feet brass. Bell above with ring on top. Winding key and hand-set button on rear of case. (Alarm set button missing).
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, (alarm hand missing).
30hr timepiece movement with alarm. Open spring (powering going train and alarm). Pin pallet escapement.
- Production date
- 1877 (Patented)
Diameter: 104 millimetres
Height: 170 millimetres (max)
Depth: 68 millimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
This clock is an Ansonia 'Peep-o-day' alarm clock, a forerunner to the BUCC Victor alarm clock, (see 2017.8031.3)
Interesting 5 part balance wheel. Very rare clock.
(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: 4 (Jan 2018)
On acquisition: Foxing to paper dial, heavy discolouration - possibly rust behind? Oily. Possibly this is paper covered with celluloid?? Both alarm hand and its setter now missing.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number