A German square table clock made in Augsburg c. 1630. The case of this table clock is entirely made of gilt brass and is provided with framed glazed windows on all four sides. On the upper side, which is richly engraved with flower and foliate motives, a silvered chapter ring is placed, indicating the hours (Roman I-XII) with half hour markers and surrounded by an outer bezel indicating quarters (I-II-III-IIII) and 5 minutes (0-5 till 55-60). The lower part of the case consists of a hinging lid, which contains three bells in straps. On opening the clock some hidden engravings are revealed, as well as fretted and engraved mountings, a locking plate, the cock and the three winding arbors. The engraved bell hammers have different shapes. The clock stands on four elaborate cast claw feet.
The maker has signed the clock on the inside;
Jacob Wildemann Augspurg
The time is indicated by two blued steel hands; the hours on the silvered chapter ring with the hour and half hour divisions and the minutes on the outer bezel indicating the quarters and 5 minutes.
The day-going movement consists of four trains. The going work is fitted with a brass fusee with chain and has verge escapement with a spring balance and pig’s hair regulation.
The striking work, which is regulated by locking plates, indicates the hours and quarters fully on three bells (small, medium and large). It can be set on strike (s = slacht) or non strike (sn = slacht nicht). There are two settings for the striking function, one for 12 hour indication (0-12) and one for 24 hour indication (0-24). If both these settings are set on the 0 position, only the quarters will strike on the smallest bell. If the 12 hour indication is set on 12 position, the 12 hours will strike as well on the largest bell. In case the 24 hour indication is set on 24 position, the 24 hours will strike as well on the medium bell.
Dimensions incl. feet:
Height 10,5 cm. Width: 16,7 cm. Depth: 17,2 cm.
Price: Price on application.
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