Spring clock in ebony case by Samuel Knibb

Made:
1665-1666 in London
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Spring clock in ebony case by Samuel Knibb
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Spring clock in ebony case by Samuel Knibb
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Spring clock in ebony case by Samuel Knibb
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Spring clock in ebony case by Samuel Knibb
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Spring table clock by Samuel Knibb in an ebony veneered oak case. The dial is 9 1/4 inch square, and engraved with spring flowers. 8-day fusee movement with verge escapement and short pendulum. Hour and half-hour count-wheel striking. Latched plates. Sparse engraving on backplate. Signed ‘Samuel Knibb Londini fecit.’ Westminster, c.1666.

Knibb became a free Clockmaker in 1663 and died in 1674. Working outside the City his workshop escaped destruction by the Fire.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 559

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3444
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), ebony, glass, oak (wood) and steel (metal)
type:
verge movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers