London England Small Skeleton

London England Small Skeleton

Height 13 1/2”, ca. 1860.

The term “skeleton” refers to a clock where the entire movement is visible so you can see all the working parts moving.

This clock is not signed so the maker is unknown, but the form is typical of London skeleton clocks; scrolled brass frame, fretted dial, marble base, and a glass dome so you can see all sides of the movement. What is unusual about this clock is it’s small size, the 8-day time-only chain fusee movement stands only 9 5/8 inches high. Plates are heavy and thick, and the 4 5/8" dial is nickel plated.

A similar clock is illustrated in Royer/Collard “Skeleton Clocks”, figure 2-32.

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