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Display Clock - T. Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, circa 1880s Object Reg. No: ST 032793

Summary:
Wooden display clock used by clockmaker and jeweller Thomas Gaunt in his shop, Bourke Street, Melbourne.

The clock was probably made circa 1880s and remained as a display clock at T. Gaunt & Co until the 1970s.
Description:
Wooden display case.

Spring wound; anchor escapement. Pendulum inside case.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 64 cm (Height), 33 cm (Width), 61 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clocks, striking clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890), Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: australia
Inscriptions: Dial marked 'T. Gaunt, Melbourne'
Maker (Probable): Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880s
User: T. Gaunt and Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880s-1970s

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max skinner Posted on 28 Feb 2010 9:43 AM
Would like some history regarding brass church style candlesticks with name gaunt on them. approx 40cm high
Discovery Centre Posted on 01 Mar 2010 3:39 PM
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