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At the top of the trunk there is a very rare feature of a barometer set into the door. The latter is supported by high quality lift off stop hinges to make it easier to remove when transporting the barometer. The matted dial centre of the barometer has a silvered brass surround and finely wrought steel hands made by the same smith as the clock's hands.
The 12 inch arched dial has an applied chapter ring with foliate corner spandrels and the centre is finely matted with an applied seconds ring and an aperture to view the day of the month. The maker's signature is engraved on the chapter ring bewteen V and VII
The five pillar movement has rack strike striking and the hours are sounded on a bell.
Richard Peckover is regarded as a highly important maker and he is thought to have taken over Quare and Horseman's business in Exchange Alley following Stephen Horseman's bankruptcy in 1733. Peckover's watch numbering ran on from those of Quare and Horseman and there are watches sold by Peckover known from number 6480 to 7377. There are many close similarities between our clock and three well known longcase clocks made by John Ellicott which also have a barometer set into the trunk door.
|Height||92.00 inch||(233.68 cm)|
|Width||21.00 inch||(53.34 cm)|
|Depth||11.00 inch||(27.94 cm)|