Carriage Clocks

Carriage music clock, with half an hour chime and alarm

    Carriage music clock, with half an hour chime and alarm

    France, Paris

    circa 1860

    Le Roy & Fils

    Brass, glass, enamel; gold-plating, engraving, casting, tooling

    Height - 16 cm

    Inscription on the dial: "Leroy & Fils/Palais Royal 13 & 15 Paris", the rear access door is engraved: "No 5323/Repassé Par Leroy & Fils/Palais Royal 13 & 15", the bottom part of the case is engraved: Jilence Musique Volontic/Jilence Musique Changen d’Air, a list of melodies is provided on the clock base: "2 Airce/ 1 Polka favorite de Herz/2 Elionore Valse; 32109/10/80; 8385/7/64; 6435"


    Mechanical carriage clock, in a right-angled artistically decorated yellow metal case with glassed front and side panels, a rear metal access door, with a carrying handle.

    Metal elements of the clock base are decorated with engraved floral-geometrical pattern.

    White enamel dial with black scale marking and blued metal clock hands.

    The dial features two scales: a minute scale is split into 60 divisions; an hour scale is split into 12 divisions, with Roman numerals. The small alarm is split into 12 divisions with Roman numerals. Pendulum movement with anchor escapement, two spring actuators, an alarm device, a chime with one bell and a music cylinder movement with tunes.

    The clock is winded with a key, which is also used to set the hands.

    Double-head winding key.

    Black leather travel case with floral embossed gilded pattern and a handle is in the set.