Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Similar items over time

Gravity Clock - England, circa 1925 Object Reg. No: ST 019411

Summary:
Gravity mantel clock, made in England, circa 1925.
Description:
Black metal clock moves vertically on two columns, one of which has teeth that mesh with gears of clock. As the clock descends under its own weight the teeth on the column drive going train and operate the clock.

Anchor escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Bequest from Mr John Askew, 1932
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.5 cm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: gravity clocks, mantel clocks
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Back is marked 'British Make Pat 15238/19'.
Place & Date Made: England, Great Britain, circa 1925

Comments

Bernard Hilton Posted on 15 Nov 2009 5:05 AM
I have a clock like this.Any ideas on ranges of value,dependent upon condition ?
Bernard Hilton Posted on 15 Nov 2009 5:05 AM
I have a clock like this.Any ideas on ranges of value,dependent upon condition ?
derek beresford Posted on 28 Nov 2009 5:22 AM
i have a clock same as only mine is brass
in good working order could you pleas
give he eny idea of a value cheers dek
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Dec 2009 9:29 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Unfortunately Museum Victoria is not able to provide valuations of objects. Please click on the link below for information on obtaining valuations.
http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/coin-valuations/
James Huzzey Posted on 24 Dec 2009 4:55 AM
Gravity clock 019411
This was designed by my grandfather C F Webb in 1919 and is often seen in clock auctions It has a deadbeat escapement with a compound pendulem and was claimed to have little or no friction as the is designed to role rather than turn on its pivots. Very simple but quite a good timekeeper when in good order.

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.

Themes

This item is part of the following themes:

Similar items

Yes No