A rare 19th century English brass striking skeleton clock depicting Tom Tower, Oxford
Smith & Sons, Clerkenwell
Surmounted by the slightly curved cupola roof, complete with weather vane, over shaped finials, quatrefoils and other architectural details, the whole united by five heavy shouldered pillars screwed front and back, on a stepped oak base, the particularly elaborate pierced chapter ring with gothic Roman numerals engraved on interlinked shield shaped cartouches, with fancy pierced steel hands, the twin chain fusee movement with deadbeat escapement with passing strike on a bell on the half hour and a full strike on a coiled circular-section gong on the hour, the wheels of five crossings throughout, the pendulum with a central brass rod flanked by two steel rods to a double-brass faced lenticular bob centred by a steel flowerhead collet; all protected by a glazed dome the frame 49cms (19ins) high.
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