Gravity Clock - France, circa 1880 Reg. No: ST 023539
- Gravity mantel clock, made in France and retailed by Barraud & Lund, London, circa 1880.
- Round clock under curved wooden canopy supported by four tapering pillars. Two vertical brass runners, one with regular teeth. The toothed runner meshes with the gear mechanism of the clock and the weight of gravity causes the clock to descend the brass runners, thereby operating the mechanism. The weight of the clock is constant so at any one place the motive force is constant.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Joseph Lowy, 1952
|Dimensions:||41 cm (Height), 18.5 cm (Width), 18.5 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||gravity clocks, mantel clocks, horology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Joseph Lowy, Watchmaker (1889-1979), Science & Measurement Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Dial is marked 'Barraud & Lund, Vendors, London'. Backplate is marked 'Made in France'.|
|Place & Date Made:||France, circa 1880|
|Retailer:||Barraud & Lund, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1880|