Masonic themed Fusee powered Skeleton Clock. Mantel clock.
This very interesting skeleton clock is finely made. The brass plates or the primary frames are shaped in the form of the Masonic symbol of the Square and Compass. The square is an emblem of virtue in which we must square our actions by the square of virtue with all man kind. The Compass exemplifies our wisdom of conduct in shaping our desires and keeping our passions with in due bonds. These plates are secured to a wooden base that supports the clock's original glass dome. Please note, the glass dome is very difficult to photograph. It casts many reflections into the lens of the camera. Red velvet clothed is laid under the four mounting caps that support this brass frame. The framing supports the 8-day brass constructed spring powered movement. This movement incorporates a fusee cone that somewhat equalizes the power of the coli spring through the time train over the run of the clock. The framing and the gearing is formatted in a manner to easily allow one visual access to the interior workings. It features an anchor escapement and heavy brass bob. The dial is decoratively designed and features Roman hour numerals. It is also brass and has been treated with a traditional silver wash which contrasts with the brass gearing and framing of the movement. A passing strike is included in the movement format. This strikes one blow on the bell mounted above the movement at each hour. This clock measures approximately 18 inches tall, 14.5 wide and 7.75 inches deep. It was made in the last quarter of the 19th century.
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