QUARTER STRIKING IRON WALL CLOCK Ca. 1770 Germany
QUARTER-STRIKING WALL CLOCK
The 12-hour, weight-driven three-train iron movement of this wall clock
has a birdcage construction with going and striking trains. The going train has anchor escapement and a long pendulum. The two striking trains, regulated by countwheels, indicate the quarter-hours on one bell, on the hour followed by the hours on another bell, both vertically positioned.
The polychrome iron dial has a chapter ring with Roman hour, half-hour, Arabic five-minute and minute divisions. The centre has a painted sunburst motif. The shaped top is embellished by a painted rose and scroll motifs. The time is indicated by a pair of iron hands with brass tips, the hour hand pierced.
The movement is housed in an iron case. There are two doors to the sides, giving access to the movement. The case is surmounted by the two bells. The whole is hidden behind the dial.
Duration: 12 hours
Height 33.5 cm
Width 23 cm
Depth 12 cm.
W.F.J. Hana, Middeneuropese Klokken, Bussum, 1972