Turret Timepiece with Grimthorpe’s Gravity Escapements, 1945-1952

Made:
1945-1952; 1849-1859 in Croydon
maker:
Gillett and Johnston Limited
and
Edmund Beckett Grimthorpe

Modern turret timepiece, fitted with Grimthorpe’s double three-legged gravity escapements, Gillett & Johnstone Ltd, Croydon, Surrey, England, 1945-1952. Grimthorpe’s escapements made in 1849-1859. Turret timepiece fitted with pendulum, driving weight, chain and counter weight, and switching weight, chain and counter weight.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1952-401
Materials:
aluminium alloy, brass (copper, electronic components, iron, lead (metal), mercury, nickel-alloy, plastic (unidentified), steel (metal), wood (unidentified), zinc alloy)
type:
tower clock, gravity escapement
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • clock
credit:
Gillett and Johnston Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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