Lichfield Cathedral Skeleton Clock  by Smiths, Clerkenwell
Lichfield Cathedral Skeleton Clock  by Smiths, Clerkenwell
Lichfield Cathedral Skeleton Clock  by Smiths, Clerkenwell
Lichfield Cathedral Skeleton Clock  by Smiths, Clerkenwell
Lichfield Cathedral Skeleton Clock  by Smiths, Clerkenwell
Lichfield Cathedral Skeleton Clock  by Smiths, Clerkenwell
Lichfield Cathedral Skeleton Clock  by Smiths, Clerkenwell
Lichfield Cathedral Skeleton Clock  by Smiths, Clerkenwell

JOHN SMITH & SONS OF CLERKENWELL Also known as JOHN LANCELOT SMITH & THE CLERKENWELL STEAM CLOCK WORKS (worked from 1836)

Lichfield Cathedral Skeleton Clock by Smiths, Clerkenwell

c. 1860 London

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An English fusee striking skeleton clock in the design of Lichfield Cathedral. This design of skeleton clock is attributed to John Smith of Clerkenwell, a large-scale producer of skeleton clocks from the mid 19th century until c. 1900.  This design (no. 188 from their c.1865 catalogue) was significantly more expensive than their non-striking skeleton clocks. It was priced at £9/0s/0d, whereas their timepiece, less ornate clocks were priced between £2/10s and £6/0d.

The eight-day six-pillar spring-driven double chain-fusee movement strikes the hours and the passing of the half hour on a gong, and has a trip repeat function; In other words, a cord that extends through the base of the clock will repeat the last hour struck when pulled.

The clock is raised on a stepped plinth base on a velvet-covered ebonised wood base with bun feet, and protected by a glass dome.

The 7-inch pierced silvered dial has Roman numerals.


Overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.
Dimensions
Height 49.00 cm (19.29 inches)
Width 34.00 cm (13.39 inches)
Depth 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Stock Code
M322
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