STRUT CLOCK Ca. 1860 England

Carriage clocks


Circa 1860

The spring-driven, eight-day movement is constructed between plates and has an English lever escapement with hair-spring balance. The clock is wound from the back.

The oval silvered brass dial is elaborately engraved, depicting floral, leaf and scroll motifs. It has a Roman chapter ring, with five-minute and minute divisions. The time is indicated by a pair of blued-steel ‘Breguet’ hands. The seconds are indicated by a blued-steel pointer on a circle segment near the XII. The dial is protected by an oval facetted glass set in an engraved gilt-brass bezel.

The gilt-brass case is elaborately engraved, depicting floral and scrolling leaf motifs. At the back there are 2 lockable apertures, one for winding the clock and one to set the time. There is an easel-type of support – the strut – at the bottom to position the clock slightly slanted. The case is surmounted by a decorative shaped carrying handle.

Duration 1 day

Height 12.5 cm.
Width 8.7 cm.
Depth 6 cm. (base included)

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