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Bracket Clock - Bowley, Battersea, London, circa 1730 Object 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.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bracket clocks, chiming musical clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: england
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

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