Eight-day longcase clock by George Graham

Made:
1750 in London

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Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Longcase clock by George Graham, London c.1750. Mahogany case with printed equation table within the trunk door. The 12 inch brass dial has a matted centre, four spandrels in each corner, a date aperture, an applied silvered chapter-ring, and a subsidiary seconds dial. Signed ‘Geo. Graham London’ at the base of the dial. The movement has a dead-beat escapement, bolt-and-shutter maintaining power, and a flat iron pendulum rod with heavy brass-cased bob. The case, movement and winding key are numbered ‘779’. Eight day duration.

George Graham F.R.S. became a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1695 and was elected its Master in 1722.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 554

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3440
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, lead (metal), mahogany (wood) and steel (metal)
type:
longcase clock
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers