French Carriage Clock
This beautiful French 8-Day Repeat Carriage Clock is a remarkable piece that would be a treasure to anyone’s collection as it is truly a magnificent piece. It is made from Ormolu, which offers a rustic and luxurious finish to the piece. With its rich, dark hues and distinctive Ormolu metalwork, this French style carriage clock is a true collectors piece. With 8-day power reserve, delicate hands, traditional bell strike on the hours, and a seconds hand for accurate timekeeping, this clock stands tall as one of the most desirable pieces in your home. This vintage French carriage clock will help you get home from a long day at work. Thought to have been manufactured in 1880, the 8-Day Repeat Carriage Clock from our timepieces collection is rare to find in stores today.
The glass panelling of this piece showcases the simplicity in its face, with roman numerals depicting the time, if you turn this antique to its side you will be able to witness the inner mechanism continuously working together. In each corner of this remarkable carriage clock, we see golden pillars, reminiscent of French architecture, at the head of each pillar a rose gold casing. We like to think of the French Carriage Clock as a work of art. The ormolu metal design and French architectural design concept make it perfect for any home, but the clean clock face with roman numerals is what makes it an heirloom. The glass panels allow you to see the inner cogs at work,
Measures 18.5cm high with handle up by 9.8cm wide & 8.5cm deep dial is 6.5cm in diameter
This sought after architectural inspired carriage clock is in outstanding condition, believed to have been crafted in late 1800 (Circa 1880) it is still kept in it’s original finish, the design and structure of the clock its self is proven to be that of French design, with it’s fine enamel dial and original lever escapement this piece has truly stood the test of time.
How To Adjust The Speed Of A Carriage Clock
On a modern carriage clock, you should be able to identify the letters ‘S’ and ‘F’ on the back plate of the clock or you should see it on the platform escapement. To make the clock go faster, simply turn the steel lever to ‘F’ and if you want it to go slower, turn it towards ‘S’. However, on some vintage carriage clocks, the letters ‘F’ and ‘S’ would be replaced with ‘A’ and ‘R’. ‘R’ is slower and ‘A’ is faster.
Where Can I Buy An Antique Carriage Clock?
You can buy remarkable antique carriage clocks in good condition from our store Vintage Clocks. We offer French carriage clocks, Glit brass carriage clocks, English carriage clocks and Oak carriage clocks all from the 19th and 20th century. Our prices are carefully based upon all features of each clock such as; chime features, casing and the decorative handles.
How To Regulate A Carriage Clock?
Regulating a carriage clock requires a manual effort in some cases. Firstly, you should be able to identify a hand setting arbour located in the centre of the back plate. Carefully place the winding key into the arbour and move the hands around with a gentle force to set it to the correct time. If you own a striking carriage clock, you’ll want to make sure that when you move the hands, allow each hourly strike to proceed to avoid any complications with the mechanism and avoid forcing the hands to move if they are stuck. You are able to turn the hands back, let the carriage clock strike and then you can proceed to move the hands.