Similar items over time
Bracket Clock - Bowley, Battersea, London, circa 1730 Reg. No: ST 025185
- Bracket clock, Bowley, Battersea, London, circa 1730.
The clock has an original, unchanged verge escapement with bob pendulum. The workmanship in the clock is first-class and almost all is original.
- Black ebony case with break arch dial and inverted bell top. Has brass handle, two frets in arch and sides, and a pointer in arch to select one of six tunes.
Spring wound; verge escapement.
Power is by a chain and fusee. The clock has a pull/repeat mecahnism driven by a chain and fusee and driving a pinned drum which actuates 8 bells. A medley of six tunes can be played by altering a selector on the dial.
|Tagged with:||bracket clocks, chiming musical clocks|
|Themes this item is part of:||Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Dial is marked 'Bowley Battersea'. Tunes marked on dial 'Jig, Song, Air, Minuet, Jig, Song'. Roman hours and Arabic minutes.|
|Maker:||Mr Devereux Bowley, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1730|