Carriage Clocks

Carriage musical clock with alarm

    Carriage musical clock with alarm

    Germany, Schramberg

    late 19th century

    Gebrüder Junghans A.G.

    Brass, glass, paper, steel; presswork, mechanical work, electroplated coating

    15 х 13 х 9.5 cm

    On the rear mounting plate near the clockwork regulator the trade mark in the shape of eight pointed star with the inscription inside: “J / unghans”; on the socle: “A S 09”


    Clock in metal chrome case on wide ornately shaped base with corner feet. Rectangular windows covered with transparent glass in narrow metal frames are on the lateral sides. Curly carrying handle is on the top flat side. The front side is covered with rectangular glass, edged with the frame of thin yellow metal with the presswork pattern. A paper dial is under the glass. Large scale with minute divisions and Roman numerals denoting hours is printed on it, two small scales are arranged vertically. Central hour and minute hands are spear-shaped, blued. The rear side is closed with the door of yellow corrugated metal. A spring clip for the crown is fastened on its inner side. The clock movement with lever escapement, horizontal balance axis and two open springs is assembled on two vertical nickel-plated mounting plates. A round crown with an arrow sets the alarm time. Square pins for winding the clockwork and musical springs are on the right and left sides. Round knurled crown for the hands adjustment is below. The clockwork regulator is on the mounting plate top part. The musical movement with a cylinder and sound comb with 37 teeth is in the base socle.