MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH TRAVELLING CASE Ca. 1900 France
MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH TRAVELLING CASE
The spring-driven brass movement has a Swiss lever escapement on a platform with regulation. In addition, it has quarter repeat on demand, which indicates the hours first with one hammer on a gong, followed by the quarters with a double stroke by two hammers on the same gong. The clock is wound from the back and the hands can also be set there.
The circular white enamel dial is set in a brass mask. The time is indicated by a pair of blued-steel hands on a black Arabic chapter ring with Arabic five-minute and minute divisions.
The gilt brass one-piece case has bevelled glass windows on all side so that the movement is almost entirely visible. The platform escapement is visible through a window in the top. Next to it is the repeat button. The whole is surmounted by a shaped carrying handle. At the back is a door that gives access to the movement and regulation.
The black leather-covered wooden case is lined on the inside with velvet. The case can be opened by unlocking two catches. It has an aperture at the front so that the dial is visible whilst the clock is in its case. There is a loose panel at the back which can be slid into the front so that the case is entirely shut and the clock protected. The travelling case is also surmounted by a brass carrying handle.
Duration 1 week
Height 10.5 cm. (including the carrying handle)
Width 6 cm.
Depth 5 cm.
Dimensions travelling case
Height 14 cm. (including the carrying handle)
Width 8.5 cm.
Depth 7 cm.