A rare gilt mounted ebonized Crane's Patent torsion pendulum year going clock.
Signed "Year Clock Co., NewYork / A. D. Crane's Patent," circa 1846
Within a flat top case with molded cornice supported by four columns with cast brass capitals and bases flanking a rectangular door with frosted and etched glass panel of a lyre below a circular glass and paper dial with roman chapters within a repousse gilt surround, the two train brass movement with twin fusees and exposed springs mounted above the partly skeletonized plates for the striking and going train employing Crane's walking escapement, to impulse a torsion pendulum with six ball bob incorporating temperature compensation by means of bi metallic supports to the brass clad balls, striking on a gong mounted below the seat board, together with a fitted wood block to hold the disassembled pendulum for transport. 22 in. high