A rare second quarter of the 19th century English epicyclic skeleton timepiece
Brookhouse, Derby. Further signed Wm Strutt Esqr. Invt.
The scroll frame united by two pairs of heavy turned pillars of matching form but different diameter, secured to the oval base via a pair of bifurcated brass brackets triple screwed through the lowermost pillars, set with an applied signature plate over a moulded edge and four brass-mounted ball feet, further set on a rosewood oval base on gilt brass ball feet, the skeletonised chapter ring with every minute dotted on the outer ring and patinated 'tumbling' Arabic numerals, with blued steel spear-shaped hands, the single chain fusee movement wound from the rear, with half deadbeat escapement and epicyclic gearing made to a design by William Strutt, comprising an outer annulas ring containing an off set counter balanced planet wheel, engaging with the two central solar wheels via an eight tooth pinion
33cms (12.5ins) high.
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