French Industrial Series. Lighthouse.
This very interesting clock was made in France circa 1880. This model is considered one of a series of automated clocks that share Industrial themes. This example is modeled after the lighthouse form and is in very good condition.
The case is constructed in brass and is decorated with a door and several windows that are applied and secured from the inside. The base is inscribed with a brick work pattern. Inside the base is a spring powered movement that when wound, will rotate the upper turret for approximately a day. This is wound by opening the lower door located above the black platform and inserting the key. The upper turret, displays the time on one side. The timepiece here is spring wound and designed to run 8 -days and features a platform An aneroid barometer opposes it. Two thermometers, one reading Centigrade the other Fahrenheit, are also located in this section. The top is capped with a finial. I like the walkway around the turret. It is fenced off with a decorative railing. This is a very nice detail. All of which is constructed in a manner that is impressive and some what life like.
For additional information about this clockmaker please read Derek Roberts’ book titled “Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clock."
This clock stands approximately 17.5 inches tall.
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