Rare repeating centre seconds carriage with alarm by Japy Freres c1860. Engraved brass one-piece case with engraved solid rear door. Cast brass handle. Bevelled glass panels to front and sides, with large bevelled top-glass exposing its original finely engraved lever platform escapement. The clock has a white enamelled dial with black Roman numerals and minute ring. Shaped blued-steel hands with centre-seconds pointer. Subsidiary alarm dial with pointer and Arabic numerals. Dial with “Brevet D’invention S.D.G.D.” which refers to a registered patent in relation to the clock – however details are unknown. Possible that the Brevet relates to the centre-seconds movement – for details on this in Japy clocks see Allix p145; plates VI/17 & VI/19. An 8-day movement striking the hours and half hour on a bell with repeat button striking the last hour. Separate train to wind the alarm – which can be left unwound and silent. Backplate stamped “Japy Freres et Cie Exposition Grande Med D’Honneur 1855” within an oval and number 39. Measuring 17.5 cm to top of handle (14 cm excluding handle), 10 cm in width and 8.5 cm in depth. Watch a brief video of it striking (on our website). Fully cleaned and serviced. The clock's movement is covered by our 12-month warranty within the UK.
This clock is in excellent condition commensurate with age. Dial and glass panels are all in perfect undamaged condition. In excellent working order. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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