This postcard features our Three-Train Quarter-Chime Skeleton Clock, currently on display in our Clocks of the World gallery. Share your experience at the Halim Time & Glass Museum by purchasing an item featuring one of our original pieces!
This clock is attributed to either Evans of Handsworth or Smiths of Clerkenwell, two makers who probably produced more skeleton clocks than all the other English makers of this period (England, c. 1860). It is not unusual for skeleton clocks of this period to be unsigned because by the second half of the 19th century, retailers were in the ascendancy and often insisted on clocks carrying their names. The clock's movement has a pierced frame with a particularly attractive silvered brass skeletonized chapter ring, engraved flowers, and Gothic numerals. The clock chimes on the quarter hour on a nest of eight bells, the hour striking on a large gong to the rear.
Halim Time & Glass Museum original.