TRAVELLING CLOCK Ca. 1720 Germany
The spring-driven plated brass movement consists of going and striking trains, as well as alarm. The going train has verge escapement with balance and regulation. The striking indicates the hours fully on a bell, which is situated on top of the movement. The clock is wound from the back. The alarm is wound by pulling a cord.
The arched brass dial has a silvered chapter ring with black Roman hour numerals with half-hour, Arabic five-minute and minute divisions. The silvered alarm disc behind the hands has Arabic hour numerals. The time is indicated by a pair of blued steel hands. The alarm time is set by turning the alarm disc and indicated by the tail of the hour hand. The dial plate is embellished by engraved and chased scrolling leaf motifs, with a vacant medallion in the arch.
The brass case has an arch at the top. The front is entirely covered by an arched glazed door, which can be opened with a knob to the left. There is also a door at the back, which has two shutters to cover the winding holes. The arched top is pierced and silk-backed to propagate the bell sound better. The clock is wound from the back, where the time can also be set and the movement regulated. The case is surmounted by a ring-shaped carrying handle. The whole rests on four flat bun feet.
Duration 30 hours
Height 12,5 cm.
Width 8 cm.
Depth 6 cm.