D446. Japy Freres carriage clock with duplex escapement.
D446. Japy Freres carriage clock with duplex escapement.
D446. Japy Freres carriage clock with duplex escapement.

D446. Japy Freres carriage clock with duplex escapement.

c. 1845 France

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D446. Japy Freres carriage clock with duplex escapement.

This carriage clock, the like of which we cannot recall having seen before, is signed in an oval at the bottom of the backplate ' Japy Freres, Exposition Grande Medaille d'Honneur ' and below this is the number 236. It has a duplex escapement which allows a very fine seconds hand to be employed. The border of the shaped platform is marked with fine divisions to the outer edge and also bears the usual S & F.

The duplex escapement was primarily designed for the Chinese market to allow a seconds hand to be displayed or watched so that time could be seen visibly passing; however, this is the first time I have seen or even heard of such an escapement being incorporated in a carriage clock.

The fine ' one piece ' case is attractively engraved on all sides, including the solid back door which is covered with floral engraving and has apertures for winding the going, striking and alarm trains and also the hand-set.
A shutter has been provided in order to prevent the ingress of dust, except when the clock is being wound.

Height with/without handle : 7" / 5.5" (17.8/14cm)
Excellent
Dimensions
Height 17.80 cm (7.01 inches)
Stock Code
D446
Medium
Brass
Signed/Inscribed
Signed in an oval at the bottom of the backplate 'Japy Freres, Exposition Grande Medaille d'Honneur' and below this is the number 236.
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