A 19th Century Lacquered Brass Sir Walter Scott Memorial Skeleton Antique Clock By Evans Of Handsworth With Platform EscapementA Second Half Of The 19th Century Lacquered Brass Sir Walter Scott Memorial Skeleton Antique Clock By Evans Of Handsworth, sitting on a carrera white marble rectangular base mounted on an original cut brass inlayed rosewood plinth attributed to William Frederick Evans of Handsworth, the typical spired frame with four buttresses and the cast figures of Sir Walter Scott and his dog and pierced silvered chapter ring with fancy roman numerals and trefoil hands, the single chain fusee movement with six spokes wheels and vertically mounted English type lever platform escapement with plain gilt three arm monometallic balance and Harrison type maintaining power, circa 1860, In 1850 Evans produced his famous skeleton clock which was based on the Scott Memorial. This was shown at the great exhibition 1851 and is now in the city museum and art gallery. The clock proved to be extremely popular and he started to produce them in limited numbers. Even though the original was a two train with balance wheel and had a relatively detailed frame and marble base, those that were produced after varied greatly, Size: 15" x 9" x 6.
Regular Price: £3,900.00
Special Price £2,340.00
- A Four train Musical clock, Chiming Cambridge on 4 bells, Striking on a fifth bell and playing music on the hour – when striking is finished. There is a ¼ setting lever which also doubles as a repeat lever. Music can also be played at will. The clock also shows the Day of the week, including AM or PM, the Day of the month, The month and the Phases of the Moon. The moon phase is geared to give a lunation 0f 29-days, 12-hours, 44-minutes and 2.877 seconds. It also has centre half seconds. For a peaceful night the clock will switch off all actions, except time, for eight hours. This period of silence can be adjusted to be set at the owners preference. Should the night silent be removed, by a competent clock maker, The music will still play for a full week. The small knob, inserted into the left front of the base is for adjustment of the calendar but the hands are on friction for ease of adjustment. Care should be taken that the clock is not set twelve hours out for the night silent. The time on the night silent dial points toward the centre arbour. The chimes will only go out of sequence after the clock has been advanced or the front, chime release cord has been pulled. Only correct the chimes when the minute hand shows Quarter Past.
Regular Price: £69,000.00
Special Price £41,400.00
- A Three Train Chiming Skeleton Clock with bells in the base.Chiming clocks normally have bells on top to avoid the difficulties of re directing the chiming barrel connections. This was done to ensure the bells were heard better and to ensure the delicate lines of the clock were not compromised. Due to the backlash with the additional connections the last hammer will not always be at rest but this is accepted because of the huge benefits. The striking is also on a gong to preserve the clocks appearance. The jewels in the minute track are Cubic Zircon.
Regular Price: £39,000.00
Special Price £23,400.00