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inclined-plane clock~rolling-ball clock~clock-case

1805/1815

British Museum

British Museum

Clock on inclined plane of type invented by William Congreve; ball rolling down zigzag grooves in open frame with columns at sides; surmounted by three silvered-metal rings indicating seconds, minutes and hours; original Sheraton satinwood case with stepped base and columns surmounted by domed glass hood. TRAIN-COUNT. Gt wheel 84 (Fusee with 14 turns) 2nd wheel 50/31 3rd wheel 96/50 4th wheel 100/8 5th wheel 96/10 6th wheel 2/10 ("wheel" has 2 locking pins)

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  • Title: inclined-plane clock~rolling-ball clock~clock-case
  • Date Created: 1805/1815
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 24.00in; Length: 17.00in (square)
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Registration number: 1958,1006.2137
  • Production place: Made in London
  • Producer: Made by French, Santiago James Mooore
  • Material: satinwood
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Donated by Edgar, Gilbert. Previous owner/ex-collection Ilbert, Courtenay Adrian

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