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Vacuum Clock - Joseph Manton, London, circa 1810 Object Reg. No: ST 019435

Vacuum clock, consisting of a brass clock under an evacuated glass dome. Made by Joseph Manton, London, circa 1810.

Joseph Manton (1760-1835) was a celebrated English gunsmith.
Brass clock under evacuated glass dome, supported by octagonal box with door. Has taps inside box.

Spring wound; detent escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Bequest from Mr John Askew, 1928
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 250 mm (Height), 208 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: vacuum clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection, Joseph Manton, Gunmaker, London (1766-1835)
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Dial is marked 'Joseph Manton Gun Maker etc etc London, Inventor & by His Majesty Patent, (Patented in 1807 no 3085)'.
Maker: Mr Joseph Manton, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1810

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