Alan de Ville

Anthony Mount

This clock, based on the pleasing lines of the Lyre, was  shown at a Midlands Exhibition by Alan de Ville. It is based on a Gold Medal winning Bill Smith design of English pattern, with spring and fusee drive, maintaining power, a one piece hand pierced skeleton dial, and unusual sun and planet pinion motion work. It has an 8-day run, and stands 16" above its base.

The pendulum is rear mounted and has a heavy, brass shell bob poured with lead. The escapement is an original design by Bill Smith and is of the spring pallet type. This clock is the subject of an 86-page, approximately 30,000-word, 256-photograph workshop manual for building the clock available in the US from the author/publisher at Or in the UK from who can also supply cut wheels, etc.

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