An English Skeleton Mantel or Shelf Clock. A smaller size. 8-day time only fusee movement.
This skeleton clock is constructed on a smaller scale that most of the other examples we see. It measures approximately 12 inches tall to the top of the dome, 8 inches wide at the base and 8 inches deep. It was constructed sometime around 1880.
This skeleton clock is finely made. The skeletonized plates feature a Gothic influence rising to ten separate spires. These are connected by six ring turned tapered pillars. Between the plates, the brass gearing is suspended by steel cross shafts. This is formatted in a manner that allows one visual access to the interior workings. The movement is design with an anchor escapement and a brass faced bob. The dial is simply designed. It is also brass and has been treated with a traditional silver wash which contrasts with the brass gearing and framing of the movement. This movement is spring powered. The transition of power travels through a fusee cone. This is designed to equalize the tension of the powerful coil spring over the the length of the wind. This example runs eight days on a full wind.
This movement is mounted to a circular wooden base that supports the clock's original glass dome.
Please note. The glass dome is very difficult to photograph. It casts many reflections into the lens of the camera.
Inventory Number 212066
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