An unusual limited edition ‘Spherical Weight’ lacquered brass novelty timepiece in excellent original condition, created for The Heritage Collection by Harding & Bazeley, Cheltenham.
These clocks were made as a limited edition of 1000; we are selling serial number 791. The original paperwork and instructions accompany this clock, from which we can accurately date it to 1979.
The clock has 24 polished metal spheres to apply the driving force through gravity. It can however be spring driven – wound by the spokes of the main wheel – and will run for approx 9 days.
The movement backplate is signed Sinclair Harding & Co. and is mounted with a Swiss 11 jewel lever platform escapement, protected by an acrylic box.
The posted frame is surmounted by a curved track to hold the heavy polished spheres that propel a six spoked wheel below to power the movement.
Roman chapter ring and plain centre carrying the name plaque, on a moulded wooden and baize lined base.
Height: 14ins (34cms)
Width and Depth: 8 1/4ins
Made in Cheltenham, England.
We can also supply a glass box which fits neatly over the clock to protect it from dust. The box has well engineered mitered corners, and costs £275.
Photographed is no. 90; we have no. 791 going through our workshops currently for refurbishment. It will be overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.
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