Mystery Clock - England, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: ST 019992

Mystery clock in a rectangular brass case, made in England, circa 1900.

The clock is designed to be inserted into a magic lantern or projector so that the hands, dial and an advertisement are projected on the screen. The hands are moved by gear wheels on the outer end of the hands, so that no mechanism is visible in the projection. Also called an advertising clock.
Rectangular brass case. Glass dial has ornate black arabic numerals. Outer ends of hands are attached to gear wheels that rotate.

Spring wound; lever escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Bequest from Mr John Askew, 1936
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 14 cm (Height), 5 cm (Width), 10 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: advertising clocks, mystery clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: John Askew, Clock & Watch Collector (1890-1945), Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Brass case marked '163' on back.

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