Platform escapement clock dating

But, as I said before, first check that the movement has no obvious need of parts repair, or is not so rusted/grimed up that this would not work, as I am sure Harold, and others, would agree. The rest of the movement can be treated like any other movement.I'd say that you're always better off with a complete tear down.

French clock maker Abraham-Louis Breguet developed the first modern travelling clock, known as a "carriage clock" or "officer's clock" in 1796, which he sold to Napoleon several years later. As well as showing the time it also showed the date and temperature.

The clock strikes the hours and half hours on an early small gong and has the alarm facility. Pounds 230mm x 130mm x 90mm An extremely substantial carriage clock with soft gong strike on the hour and half hour which runs for a week per wind. The movement has benefited from a complete overhaul which included the escapement.

The large top glass shows the original, typical Drocourt escapement with push repeat button to the edge. The clock was retailed by Lawson and Son of Brighton.

Ultrasonic cleaning is not able to deep clean the pivot areas where the biggest problems occur.

I'll admit that I do that with an occasional alarm clock or maybe even a cheap cuckoo ... A) Remove the platform from the movement (two screws). C) Clean the rest of the movement however you like.

The ring on a clock dial which shows the hours or 'chapters', showing religious derivation: the first clocks were in monasteries, reminding the various chapters of monks of the times of their religious duties.

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