Carriage Clocks

Westminster Grande Sonnerie chiming carriage clock with alarm

    Westminster Grande Sonnerie chiming carriage clock with alarm

    Great Britain, London

    third quarter of the 19th century

    Brass, glass, leather, steel; gold-plating, silver-plating, casting, tooling

    Height - 18 cm

    On the dial: “DENT”; on the mounting plate: “1”. Inscription on the dial field does not correspond to the marking of the Edward John Dent company; there are also no inscriptions, a stamp and a number on the movement mounting plate


    Carriage clock in brass gilded case. Rectangular glazed window with a clockwork indicator, a repeater button and folding handle are on the top panel. Front and lateral sides are glazed. Glazed door is on the rear side. The glass is with facets. Clock dial with hours designation in Roman numerals, minutes - in Arabic numerals, with two gold-plated hands is on the dial silvered surface with the inscription “DENT”. A switch of chime modes for four positions is on the bottom mounting plate. The clock movement is with eight-days winding, split bimetallic balance, with an added escapement of the Earnshaw type, blued steel cylindrical spring, a Westminster Grande Sonnerie chiming on four gongs with four hammers, a quarter repeater, a fusee and three spring engines. On the clock movement mounting plate: pins for winding the clockwork, chime and for the hands adjustment.

    A key of the later production and brown leather case with golden embossment and a strap are in the set.