CARRIAGE Louis Ogier à Morez jura Ca. 1800
Signed: Louis Ogier à Morez jura
The spring-driven day-going brass movement of this clock is constructed between circular plates and has going and striking trains. The going train has a spring barrel, chain fusee and cylinder escapement with hairspring balance and regulation. The striking can be set for grande sonnerie, petite sonnerie or silence, indicating the hours and quarter hours on two gongs and has trip repeat, activated by a button in front of the suspension eye. In addition the clock has an alarm. The movement is wound from the back
The circular white enamel dial has a chapter ring with Roman hour quarter-hour, five-minute and minute divisions. The dial is protected by a glass door with a gilt-brass bezel and is set in an engine-turned surround with a pearl string. The time is indicated by a pair of pierced blued-steel Breguet hands. There is also blued steel pointer to set the alarm. The maker has signed the dial in the lower half: Louis Ogier à Morez jura.
The square mahogany case is surmounted a gilt-brass suspension ring. The corners around the dial are embellished by gilt-brass rosettes. At the back there is a door revealing a circular brass dust cover with the winding holes, setting arbors and regulation.
Duration 24 hours
Height 14.5 (suspension ring included)
Width 11.5 cm
Depth 4 cm
Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Paris, 1971, p. 493
Louis Ogier was active in Morez in the French Jura the first half of the nineteenth century.