George Jamison, Charing Cross, London, England, c. 1800. Movement net
18"h x 8"diameter, overall with base 22"h x 10.5"diameter.
Two plane anchor escapement with divided lift, i.e. the two pallets are in
different planes relative to each other. One half second pendulum with
engraved silvered Earth globe as the bob. Rack and
pinion striking on the hour. Two train chain fusee, with Harrison
maintaining power, eight day duration. Silvered chapter rings and fire gilt
ormolu decorations and
tripod frame. This clock is illustrated in British Skeleton Clocks,
Derek Roberts, pp. 15, 18-19, 22; and Skeleton Clocks,
F.B. Royer-Collard, pp. 100, 102-104.
This rear photo of the perpetual calendar shows the cam necessary to take
into account the leap year which enables the perpetual function.
The vertical arbor at the base of the photo is connected to the minute
annular ring. This in turn through the pair of geared wheels at the center
of the photo drives the Greenwich dial at the apex of the clock.
A close up of the pendulum bob made as an engraved, silvered globe
A detail of one of the compass points and associated securing brackets.
In this picture one can see part of the escapement wheel in the lower
foreground. Notice how the teeth are angled, much like a turbine fan blade.