Eight-day astronomical longcase clock by Thomas Vickery

1931 in Bridgnorth

Eight-day astronomical longcase clock by Thomas Vickery
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Dead-beat escapement longcase clock by Thomas Vickery in a solid oak case. The painted brass dial shows the hours and minutes, equation-of-time, times of sunrise and sunset, the age and phases of the moon, position of the principal constellations, the sun' s place in the ecliptic and has a perpetual calendar. The three-train movement strikes the hours and chimes the quarters. The musical train plays every three hours, a different tune every day: a hymn each Sunday. The tunes chosen are those played by Bath Abbey clock, Bath being Vickery’s birthplace. Seconds pendulum with invar rod. Bridgnorth, Shropshire, 1931

Clockmakers' Museum No. 556

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brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, invar (nickel, iron alloy), oak (wood) and steel (metal)
longcase clock
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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