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
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.