Table clock with pull quarter repeat by Thomas Tompion

Made:
1695-1700 in London
maker:
Thomas Tompion
Spring clock, numbered 243, with pull quarter-repeating

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Spring clock, numbered 243, with pull quarter-repeating
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Spring driven, striking table clock with pull quarter repeat and numbered 243, by Thomas Tompion, London, c.1695. Oak case veneered in ebony with cushion top, gilt brass mounts, carrying handle, and glazed side apertures with unglazed frets above.

Gilt-brass dial with matted centre, applied silvered chapter ring, calendar and mock pendulum apertures, and steel hands. Subsidiary silvered dials at top for pendulum regulation and strike/silent.

Fusee movement of 8 day duration with verge escapement and short pendulum, latched plates, and pull quarter repeating on one bell. Backplate engraved all over and signed ‘Tho Tompion Londini fecit’. Clockmakers Museum No. 562

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3447
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal), oak (wood), wood (unidentified), glass and textile
Measurements:
overall: 390 mm x 270 mm x 165 mm,
type:
spring clock, table clock and verge escapement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers