SILVER CARRIAGE CLOCK Stamped A.D. Ca. 1860 France
SILVER CARRIAGE CLOCK
Made for the English market
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 Swiss lever escapement with hairspring balance and regulation. 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 gong. In addition, there is a repeat button on the front, with which the hour last struck can be repeated. The backplate is inscribed in English to indicate the function of the square to set the time: Hands and is stamped with the number 1150.
The white enamel dial has a Roman chapter ring with Arabic five-minute and minute divisions. The time is indicated by a pair of blued-steel Breguet hands.
The silver case of this unusual carriage clock has facetted glass windows on all sides so that the movement is almost entirely visible. The silvered platform escapement can also be seen through a rectangular window in the top. The fluted corner pillars are baluster-shaped, whilst the clock is surmounted by a shaped carrying handle. At the back there is a door giving access to the winding arbors. The inside of the bottom cover has the number 63, whilst the other side bears the number 1150 again, as well as the monogram A.D.
Duration 8 days
Height 21 cm (including handle)
Width 11.3 cm
Depth 10.3 cm.