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19th Century Mahogany Painted Dial Longcase Clock


£2,900 | $3,861 USD | €3,286 EUR
Item Number: SA451487
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Windsor House Antiques Ltd
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A 19th century mahogany painted dial longcase clock. Particularly finely figured with and arched dial with an eight day movement with two sub sequential dials. The upper case with finely cast quarter columns and the top with fine blind fret apertures. Unsigned.
Circa 1830-1840
Traditionally, longcase clocks were made with two types of movement: eight-day and one-day (30-hour) movements. A clock with an eight-day movement required winding only once a week, while generally less expensive 30-hour clocks had to be wound every day. Eight-day clocks are often driven by two weights one driving the pendulum and the other the striking mechanism, which usually consisted of a bell or chimes. Such movements usually have two keyholes on either side of the dial to wind each one. By contrast, 30-hour clocks often had a single weight to drive both the timekeeping and striking mechanisms. Some 30-hour clocks were made with false keyholes, for customers who wished that guests to their home would think that the household was able to afford the more expensive eight-day clock. Most longcase clocks are cable-driven, meaning that the weights are suspended by cables. If the cable was attached directly to the weight, the load would cause rotation and untwist the cable strands, so the cable wraps around a pulley mounted to the top of each weight. The mechanical advantage of this arrangement also doubles the running time allowed by a given weight drop.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 239 cm (94.1")
Width = 53 cm (20.9")
Depth = 25 cm (9.8")

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