Carriage clock with case Ca. 1860
CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH CASE
The spring-driven, 30-hour movement of this small carriage clock is constructed between plates. It consists of going and striking trains. The going train has cylinder escapement with hairspring balance and regulation, situated on the backplate. The quarter-hour striking has the so-called Viennese Grande Sonnerie, i.e. on every quarter hour the hours are struck first followed by the quarters, in this case on a single gong. In addition, this can be repeated at will by pressing a repeat button on top of the clock. The clock also has an alarm.
The engraved silvered-brass dial has a Roman chapter ring with five-minute and minute divisions. The time is indicated by a pair of blued-steel hands. There is also a central sweep alarm hand for setting the alarm time. The middle is entirely covered by a floral engraving, whilst the engraved spandrels also depict a flower. The clock is wound from the front, the alarm winding hole being positioned near the VII. There is a strike/silent lever above the XII.
The gilt-brass case has a door at the front with facetted glass. The clock is surmounted by a shaped carrying handle. The door at the back gives access to the movement. The case rests on bun feet.
The wooden travelling case is covered on the outside with thin brown leather, whereas it is velvet-covered on the inside. There is a catch on the left hand side to open the case, whilst there is a recess in the bottom to store the winding key.
Duration 30 hours
Height 12.5 cm (including handle)
Width 6 cm
Depth 7.8 cm.
Height travelling case 14 cm
Width 6.5 cm
Depth 9.5 cm.