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Dent London. No 702 Circa 1845.

Dent London. No 702 Circa 1845.

A rare giant English fusee gilt carriage clock with Dents patent staple balance and Harrison-type maintaining power.

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Height

18cm

Case

Gilt brass case with recessed ‘funnel’ top and leaf-cast tie to folding square section handle, beveled glasses.

With original gilt-tooled green leather travelling case and case key.

Dial

Matted and engraved foliate mask to white enamel Roman chapter disc, subsidiary seconds at XII, sign DENT/LONDON, blued steel moon hands,

Movement

Movement with single chain fuse, maintaining power, gilt platform with underslung Earnshaw-type chronometer escapement, Dent’s staple balance and blued steel helical spring.

Sliding rear glass with release to the base, the back plate with repeat signature and numbered 702.

Duration

7 days.

Comparative Literature

Derek Roberts, Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks, pages 303-323.

Allix and Bonnert, Carriage Clocks their History and Development, pages247-264.

Escapement

Dent’s patent compensated staple balance with Earnhaw-type spring detent and blued steel helical balance spring.

 

 

 

 

Stock number: 287

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Dimensions 5827373 cm