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.
Matted and engraved foliate mask to white enamel Roman chapter disc, subsidiary seconds at XII, sign DENT/LONDON, blued steel moon hands,
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.
Derek Roberts, Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks, pages 303-323.
Allix and Bonnert, Carriage Clocks their History and Development, pages247-264.
Dent’s patent compensated staple balance with Earnhaw-type spring detent and blued steel helical balance spring.
Dent London. No 702 Circa 1845.
A rare giant English fusee gilt carriage clock with Dents patent staple balance and Harrison-type maintaining power.