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Rolling Ball Clock - Congreve, Charles Frodsham & Co, London, 1977 Object Reg. No: ST 030000

Summary:
Replica of rolling- ball clock designed by William Congreve circa 1810 and housed in the Museum of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers at the Guildhall, London.

Replica made by Charles Frodsham & Co, London, 1977.
Description:
Rectangular brass base with 4 tapered brass uprights supporting movement. Steel ball rolls on grooved plate. Three silvered chapter rings for hours, minutes, and seconds.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 33 cm (Height), 23 cm (Width), 35 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: mantel clocks, rolling-ball clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: england
Maker: Charles Frodsham & Co, London, England, Great Britain, 1977
Designer: Sir William Congreve, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1810

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Frederick M J Burgess Posted on 27 Jan 2010 8:18 AM
I have a congreve clock purchased from dents in 1973 made by Andrew Fell the same as your main picture. I have lost the ball bearing in a recent move i wondered if you would be able to help. Many thanks Fred Burgess.
Discovery Centre Posted on 28 Jan 2010 4:17 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Frederick, thanks for your question. We suggest that you initially try the Australian Antiquarian Horological Society, which may be able to point you in the right direction. http://www.clockandwatchclub.com/default.htm

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