Dent Clocks Limited Edition Congreve Circa 1974
Maker, E. Dent, London, England. Model Congreve rolling ball. c.1974. A LATE 20TH CENTURY LIMITED EDITION MATT AND BURNISHED BRASS 'CONGREVE' ROLLING BALL CLOCK. Dent & Co, number 24 of 150, circa 1974, three silvered Arabic chapter rings showing hours, minutes, and seconds, pierced brass moon hands all mounted on a shaped frame supported on four turned columns to a plinth base with applied nameplate for Dent. A substantial single fusee movement maintaining power and six-spoke wheels regulated via the hinged table below with angled grooves tilting every 15 seconds, all on a mahogany and marble plinth under a plexiglass dome 48cms. (19ins.) maximum width. E. Dent & Company re-introduced the rolling ball clock in 1973 in a strictly limited run of 150 examples. The Dent company made high-quality replicas of earlier famous skeleton clocks and sold limited editions of this in the 1970s. This is a replica loosely based upon the original design by Sir William Congreve in 1808. Inscribed on rear plate Ser. No. 24, Andrew Fell, 1974. Measurements 19 in wide, 14.5 in deep, 17.5 in high. The clock has not been tested. Some pitting on brass.
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