A Copy of a Rolling Ball Clock, 1970-1976

Made:
1970-1976; 1798-1802 in United Kingdom
maker:
Master Clock Makers Company
,
William Congreve
and
Thwaites and Reed Limited

Copy of a Congreve rolling ball clock, by Thwaites and Reed Ltd (?) and the Master Clock Makers Co., United Kingdom, 1970-1976. The rolling ball clock required less energy to maintain the motion and was less subject to wear. It was originally designed in 1798-1802 and patented by Sir William Congreve in 1808.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1976-353
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
replica
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
  • reproduction
credit:
Master Clock Makers Co. Ltd.