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Mantel Clock - Antoine Redier, Paris, circa 1870s Object Reg. No: ST 029749

Summary:
Mantel calendar clock, ebonised rectangular wooden case, with 3 spaces for day, date and month, Made by Antoine Redier, Paris, circa 1870s.

The clock originally belonged to Francis Henty (1815-1889), pioneer settler in Portland in 1834. The clock was apparently passed on to Francis Henty's youngest daughter, Mrs John Hindson, and then to her daughter Miss W. Hindson, Studley Park Road, Kew.
Description:
Black rectangular wooden case. White dial has black roman numerals with 3 spaces below dial for day, date and month: day on single roller, date on strip running horizontally, month on roll that runs vertically. The day and date change automatically and the month is changed manually.

Spring wound; pin pallet and pendulum escapement. Clock is wound for a month.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss M. Carleton, 1977
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 43 cm (Height), 16 cm (Width), 31 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: calendar clocks, mantel clocks, antoine redier, horology
Themes this item is part of: Edward Henty, Pastoralist (1810-1878), Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: france
Inscriptions: Back plate is marked '4969', 'AR' monogram, and 'a Paris Brevete'.

Instruction label pasted on inside of back door.
Manufacturer: Antoine Redier, Paris, France, circa 1870s
Past Owner: Mr Francis Henty, Portland, Victoria, Australia, circa 1870s

Comments

fred batty Posted on 22 Dec 2009 9:10 AM
I have a antique inkwell made out of Marble and Brass scribed J&L H.
I was wondering if it was from the Henty family .I purchased it from an antique shop in Victoria about 25 years ago. Regards Fred
Discovery Centre Posted on 22 Dec 2009 2:34 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Fred - These are fairly common initials, and thus, a connection with the Henty family is fairly unlikely. If, of course, you have any additional reason to believe there is a connection, we would be pleased to hear about it.
john leadbetter Posted on 02 Jul 2010 6:53 AM
I have the original prototype of this clock by redier The day and date change mechanism is quite crude and saturday is misspet as satuday unfortunatley the clock was negleted for a long time and is missing the back and moth scroll regards john

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