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Maker - Henri Lepaute, Paris, France, c.1810. Movement net, 22 1/4"h x 14 3/4"w x 5"d. Two train, great wheel, pinwheel escapement, half-seconds pendulum on knife edge suspension, count wheel strike on hour and passive strike on the half-spring driven, gilt bezels and enamel dials indicating the day, day's zodiacal sign, date, month and season, 2 week duration on a dual weight driven drop of 11 1/4" or 28.5 cm on Sienna marble base.      

                                         

A view of the going train showing a compliment of four wheels including the great wheel

                                         

                                         

The two photos above show the strike train pod. Lepaute uses a version of this in many of his skeleton clocks, all have a very similar layout and are separate, self contained units apart from the main frame structure of the rest of the clock. This is quite clever since it gives design flexibility to offer clocks with or without striking ability and not having to make an alternative main frame to suit.

                                           

                                         

The two photos above show the cast gilt dial bezel details.         

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