CARRIAGE CLOCK CH. Poupin A Paris Ca. 1851 France

Carriage clocks


Circa 1851

The spring-driven, eight-day movement of this carriage clock is constructed between plates. It consists of going and striking trains. The going train has cylinder escapement with hairspring balance and regulation on an engraved silvered platform. It can be adjusted by a regulator pin which can be seen through the window in the top and is accessible through the back door. The striking indicates the hour fully and the half hours with a single stroke on a bell, unusually regulated by an external countwheel. The backplate is signed and numbered by the maker: Ch. Poupin à Paris 1997.

The white enamel dial has a Roman chapter ring with five-minute and minute divisions. The time is indicated by a pair of finely cut blued-steel trefoil hands. The maker has signed the clock under the chapter ring: CH. POUPIN A PARIS.

The engraved gilt-brass, so-called one-piece case of this fine carriage clock has facetted glass windows on three sides so that the movement is almost entirely visible. The engraved silvered platform escapement can also be seen through a large window in the top. The clock is surmounted by a shaped carrying handle. At the back is a beautifully engraved door giving access to the winding arbors. The case is signed and numbered by the maker as follows: L. Lange 402.

Duration: 8 days

Height 18 cm (including handle)
Width 9 cm
Depth 10 cm.

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