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Gravity Clock - France, circa 1880 Object 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 41 cm (Height), 18.5 cm (Width), 18.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: gravity clocks, mantel clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Joseph Lowy, Watchmaker (1889-1979), Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: france
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

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