Turret clock movement by William Smith

Made:
1750 in Moorfields
maker:
William Smith
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Turret clock movement by William Smith, London c.1750
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Turret clock movement by William Smith, London c.1750
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Turret clock movement by William Smith, London c.1750
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Turret clock movement by William Smith, London c.1750
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Turret clock movement by William Smith, London c.1750
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Turret clock movement by William Smith, London c.1750
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Turret clock movement by William Smith, London c.1750
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Turret clock movement by William Smith, London c.1750. The movement has a wrought-iron frame, two trains of wheels, an anchor escapement and count-wheel striking. It is weight driven, but has been fitted with an electric winding system.

It is not known which church this turret clock was originally made for. Smith worked in Moorfields between c.1748 until his death in 1789. When John ‘Longitude’ Harrison designed a type of anchor escapement for a turret clock at Trinity College Cambridge in 1755, Smith was instructed to make and fit it to the clock. Smith later developed his own design of turret clock, to which he often fitted Harrison's anchor escapement.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 1377

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2016-2301
Materials:
steel (metal) and brass (copper, zinc alloy)
type:
clock
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers