An oakGothic revival musical longcase clock and barometer, the movementaperture' data-content='A date aperture is a cut out section in the face of a watch or clock, displaying the day of the month.'>date for the piece, usually considered to be five years on either side of the circa year. Thus, circa 1900 means the piece was made about 1900, probably between 1895 and 1905. The expression is sometimes abbreviated to c.1900.'>circa 1780, the case circa 1880, the turned four pillar three train eight-day movement with an anchor escapement, rack striking on a bell, playing tunes on eight bells with eight hammers via a pinned brass barrel, the brass dial-plate with silvered Roman numeral chapter ring, subsidiary dials for seconds with date in arch, the later case with a crocket adorned hood and spires above a lancet arch and quatrefoil tracery casement door inset with silvered barometer and thermometer, conforming pilasters and a plinth base. Height 232 cm .
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