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The two subsidiary dials are a nice feature the other dial enables the strike to be turned on or off. The rise and fall method is thought to have been invented by Thomas Tompion, as is the false pendulum seen through the curved aperture cut above the dial centre. The small engraved bob the cut-out is not only pleasing to watch but as Tompion probably intended; it enabled the the owner to start the clock without having to open the back.
The movement is also fitted with a strike repeat facility operated via the pull cord. Viewed from the back the movement is heavily engraved and there is a pendulum lock for transportation.
The walnut case is finely made and has a good colour. A good sign of quality is the detail and attention applied to the back of the case and the rear door is very attractive; with a shaped, glazed window surrounded by cockbeading frets and cross-grained moulding.
James Snelling was made master of the Clockmakers Company in 1736.
|Height||48.00 cm||(18.90 inches)|
|Width||27.00 cm||(10.63 inches)|
|Depth||18.00 cm||(7.09 inches)|