4 July 2007
A rare Restauration burr-walnut long-duration longcase regulator with rhomboidal pendulum
The architectural case with stepped top with dentil and beaded mouldings, with conforming mouldings to the stepped plinth and bead-and-reel mouldings to the glazed front door, doors to front and right side released by hidden spring catches, with ormolu milled and reeded bezel to a glass dial with painted gilt Roman chapters, with subsidiary up/down ring calibrated to 100 days and subsidiary seconds ring, gilt Breguet hands, the skeletonized movement supported on projecting pillars from a brass back plate, powered by a rectangular lead weight sliding down behind the backboard, the in line train mounted on a single bar, wheels with five spiral crossings, pinwheel escapement with substantial steel and brass rhomboidal pendulum with single zinc cross-bar; crank key, door release pin
85 in. (214 cm.) high
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Illustrated, Derek Roberts, Precision Pendulum Clocks, The Quest for Accurate Timekeeping, Schiffer, 2003, pp.93-95.
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