English Fusee 8 day wall clock with convex dial. This is a 19th century 8 day fusee brass inlaid flame mahogany cased wall clock, complete with drop dial movement and roman numerals. It features a convex dial signed'Thos. Allen, Barnsley' which is enclosed in an octagonal face.
The octagonal face is attached to the main housing via 3 wooden pegs (originally 4) which removes to reveal the mechanism. The brass pendulum features a woman's head and golden locks in front of the sun. The octagonal face measures 43cm across. The clock face measures 32cm across. The main housing measures 59cm tall x 13cm deep x 24.5cm wide.Used in antique spring-powered mechanical watches and clocks, a fusee is a cone-shaped pulley with a spiral groove around it, wound with a cord or chain which is attached to the mainspring barrel. Fusees were used from the 15th century to the early 20th century to improve timekeeping by equalizing the uneven pull of the mainspring as it ran down. "Perhaps no problem in mechanics has ever been solved so simply and so perfectly" G. It is in good condition throughout, with only slight cracks to the octagonal face, possibly from when originally mounted. The pendulum window is slightly loose in its frame. The clock hasn't been serviced. For condition and further detail, please see images.
The item "English Fusee 8 Day Octagonal Wall Clock Thomas Allen" is in sale since Saturday, March 26, 2011. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Wall Clocks\Pre-1900". The seller is "theantiquesstorehouse" and is located in Portsmouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.