A small weight driven alarm timepiece with fitted oak traveling case William Allam, London,  mid-18th century

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Lot 92
A small weight driven alarm timepiece with fitted oak traveling case
William Allam, London, mid-18th century

Sold for US$ 6,250 inc. premium

The Art of Time

6 Dec 2018, 13:00 EST

New York

A small weight driven alarm timepiece with fitted oak traveling case
William Allam, London, mid-18th century
The arched brass 3 ½ inch dial with silvered signature plaques and roman chapter ring within a border of engraved foliate scrolls, silvered alarm setting disc in the matted center, single blued hand, weight driven movement with 30-hour going train and alarm train between rectangular plates joined by four pillars of square section, enclosed by plain brass side panels, top plate with fixing loop and bottom plate with spikes, verge escapement with knife edge suspended bob pendulum, sounding the alarm on bell above the plates, two brass clad cylindrical weights and a pair of cone shaped counterweights, all in original oak fitted traveling case 5 in (12.5 cm) height of dial plate

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anthony Woodburn
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A small weight driven alarm timepiece with fitted oak traveling case William Allam, London,  mid-18th century
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