CARRIAGE CLOCK ‘HUMP BACK’ L. Leroy & Cie, 7 B.d de la Madeleine Paris Ca. 1900
CARRIAGE CLOCK ‘HUMP BACK’ WITH ORIGINAL CASE
Signed and numbered: L. Leroy & Cie, 7 B.d de la Madeleine Paris no. 17894
The spring-driven movement consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm. The going train has an English lever escapement with adjustable hairspring balance on a platform, mounted across the top of the plates. The striking indicates the hours fully and the half hours with one stroke on a gong. The backplate is signed and numbered L. Leroy & Cie, 7, Bd de la Madeleine Paris 17894. The clock is wound from this side. In additions the hands can be set and the regulation operated.
The arched silvered and engine-turned dial has an Arabic chapter ring and a minute ring with five-minute markers in the shape of a triangle. The time is indicated by a pair of brass hands. The maker has signed the dial below the as follows L. LEROY & CIE, 7. BD DE LA MADELEINE PARIS.
The arched firegilt case rests on four bun feet. The bottom is stamped with the number 17894. The dial is protected by a facetted glass set is a moulded frame. The case is surmounted by a shaped carrying handle.
The original leather-covered wooden travelling case has two doors at the front which can be secured with a beautiful catch. The original winding key is stored in the bottom of the travelling case.
Duration 1 week.
Height 17.5 cm.
Width 10 cm.
Depth 8 cm.
Dimensions travelling case 19 x 13.5 x 10.5 cm.
Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Paris, 1971, p. 409.
L. Leroy & Cie was founded in the year 1888 wheoen Jules Desfontaines and Leroy & Fils (managed by Louis Leroy) merged. In 1901 the company moved to the Boulevard de la Madeleine in Paris.