Mantel and Table Clocks

Water wheel automaton mantel clock

    Water wheel automaton mantel clock


    Circa 1890

    Derek Roberts

    Brass, marble, glass, copper; gilding, silvering, blueing

    37.5 х 34.5 сm

    Inscription on barometer: "Reaumur/Centigrade"; on thermometer: "Sturm/R. Wind/Veranderlich/Schön/W. S. Trocken/Aneroïd Barometer"


    Brass, silvered and copper industrial water wheel automaton clock with thermometer and barometer dials flanking time dial with silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, the wheel above with wooden paddles (every fourth in brass painted to simulate wood for counter-balancing) and geared to two rising and falling pumps, single barrel movement with cylinder escapement, the automaton movement presumably of the later origin, on rouge griotte base.