Dent Clock with Rare Detent Escapement
Dent Clock with Rare Detent Escapement
Dent Clock with Rare Detent Escapement
Dent Clock with Rare Detent Escapement
Dent Clock with Rare Detent Escapement
Dent Clock with Rare Detent Escapement
Dent Clock with Rare Detent Escapement
Dent Clock with Rare Detent Escapement

E DENT & COMPANY (worked c.1870-1975)

Dent Clock with Rare Detent Escapement

1850 to 1900 London

Offered by Carlton Clocks Ltd.

£3,250 gbp
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A Dent of London bracket clock in an oak case with mirrored back panel. The movement's base plate is mounted high in the case on two brass pillars.

The 6½ inch brass dial carries Dent's triangle trademark within a silvered Roman chapter ring, and it has an aperture through the subsidiary seconds dial for the escapement.

The 8-day duration fusee timepiece movement employs a rare form of pivoted detent escapement, tripped by a pendulum. This escapement is visible through the skeltonised seconds dial - see the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osccDF5Ckbw.
Note that there is no recoil. The movement backplate is numbered 39872. The mirrored back and glass sides also allow other aspects of the movement to be seen.

The pendulum has a brass bob with an applied brass sunburst. Unusually, it is mounted at the front of the movement, immediately behind the dial as can be seen from the video. The effect is to make its swing more obvious, being immediately behind the glass door.

Overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.
Overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.
Dent of London is a reknowned company of clockmakers established in 1814, who were commissioned to make the Standard Clock at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich which was to keep “Greenwich Mean Time” the time to which all others in the Empire were referred. In 1852, they were awarded the contract to make London’s “Big Ben” clock. They were also awarded a Royal warrants by Queen Victoria, later renewed by Edward VII and George V. A skeleton clock presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in November 2007 can today be found in the Garden Room at Buckingham Palace.
Dimensions
Height 45.00 cm (17.72 inches)
Width 29.50 cm (11.61 inches)
Depth 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
Stock Code
SK32i
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