c.1840 English Ormolu Night Clock.

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c.1840 English Ormolu Night Clock.
Inv. #: e71
Maker:

John Pace, Bury, St. Edmunds.  No.155

Description:

Rare c.1840 English ormolu Rococo-style night clock by John Pace of Bury St. Edmunds. The movement is housed in the base and engages the hands via a cord and pulley system. The top of the clock slides backwards so the candle can be lit and the case has openings top and bottom to control the airflow.

Case:

The heavy cast ormolu case is elaborately decorated with several decorative elements that include acanthus leaves and c-scrolls and is stamped 155 on the back.  It is plain to the sides and is surmounted by a cast oil lantern that sits atop a sliding peak. The rear door has a patented medallion for  Pace and is where the candle holder is affixed. The interior is designed to cast the most amount of light towards the dial.

Dial:

The glass dial has a skeletonized hours chapter ring with Arabic numbers and has steel-cut hands.

Movement:

The eight-day time-only single-fusee movement is housed in the base, powers the hands via a cord system, has a balance wheel escapement and it is adjusted and wound out the back of the case.

Notes:

This system was patented by John Pace in 1833, Patent No. 6506.

We have a copy of the original patent.

Size: 10.75 in. high
10 in. wide

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