Three Train Skeleton Clocks

This magnificent chiming Skeleton Clock is the result of months of painstaking hand work. Each plate is individually cut out of solid brass, edge filed, papered smooth, burnished and gilded before finally being built into a finished clock. Every wheel and arbor, detent and lever has been finished by hand to give the whole mechanism the glittering aspect of a true work of art.

The motive power for the 8 day movement is provided by three mainsprings each operating through its respective fusee and chain to give virtually constant torque to the train of wheels. The going train is controlled by a ½ second deadbeat escapement and an Invar pendulum rod assembly, the bob of which is visible beneath the plates. This gives the piece a high standard of timekeeping, which with the seconds dial produces additional movement to add to the already fascinating spectacle.

The escape pallet is made from high carbon steel, with through hardened faces diamond polished to a mirror finish assuring a long life. The chime train operates a pinned drum and hammer assembly which can be set to play Westminster or a choice of Whittington and St Michael chimes on an octave of hand tuned bells, whilst the striking train sounds the hours on a ninth tenor bell. The levers and racks controlling this activity are finished to the same meticulous standard.

The movement is mounted on a base of decorative Brass plates with a choice of wood or marble in between. The bevelled glass shade with opening door, protects the whole clock from dust, while at the same time allows perfect visibility.

Height: 49cm Width: 38cm Depth: 23cm

“Chiming every quarter the gentle movements of the mechanism locking and unlocking are fascinating to watch. The spectacle builds, and every hour gives a performance which demands careful study.”


Glass Shade

The whole clock is protected by a brass bound bevelled glass shade with an opening door to allow easy access to the movement.

Bells & Pin Drum

The Octave of bells manufactured and hand tuned in the workshops of Sinclair Harding.

Chain driven Fusee

Perfectly matched to the Sinclair Harding reverse wound springs.

Pendulum Bob & Sound Hole

The ½ Second pendulum bob visible above the base with intricately fretted sound hole.

General enquiries

Contact info

Phillips House,
Chapel Lane,
West Yorkshire,
HD8 9ST,

Tel: +44 (0) 1924 840 666

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