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The Exeter Grandmother Clock

(Model: 2017/2)

The Exeter is an Oakside Classic Clocks ‘Limited Edition’ design; it is in the style of an original by French, The Royal Exchange - London, circa 1800.

NEW for 2013 - Frank now offers the Exeter with the very high specification Kieninger® HSU 8-day jewelled movement - it has 12 Rubies and 32 bronze bushes carrying the moving parts. This movement chimes the hours and plays three melodies - Westminster, St. Michael and Whittington on a twelve-rod gong - it has automatic night silencing mechanism to silence the chimes between 22-00 & 07-15.

The Cabinet - Frank builds the Exeter Grandmother clock in Solid - Mahogany, Walnut, Cherry and Oak - you may specify a natural, medium or dark finish with the Oak.? The cabinet is hand-sanded to a fine finish and we then apply five coats of Hard Lacquer, this is allowed to harden before we polish the clock to a beautiful satin sheen. The cabinet is fully glazed, including bevelled glass to the sides - so that you can observe the workings of the superb movement as it plays the melodies and the calming swing of the pendulum. If you prefer a truly period look, we can fit solid timber panels instead of the glass although, we do recommend glass in the top side panels so that you can view the movement in action -it is also very satisfying to watch the pendulum swinging behind the glazed door!

The Movements - Frank now offers two movement options for the Exeter and there are photos on the Options and Prices page. As standard we install the Kieninger KSU52 movement which plays three melodies - Westminster, Whittington and St Michael on a twelve-rod gong, and there is an Automatic melody sequencing mechanism that plays each melody for one hour and then changes to the next! To ensure accurate time keeping the movement has a dead-beat escapement (invented around 1675 by Richard Towneley and some forty years later used by George Graham FRS 1674 ? 1751 in his precision regulator clocks), this impulses the Temperature Compensating Pendulum (invented by John Harrison of Longitude fame 1693 ? 1776) and as with all superior clock movements, the time drive is fitted with a maintaining power mechanism to drive the pendulum while the weights are being re-wound. There is also an automatic device fitted to ensure an equal sounding tick. The polished brass drive weights are suspended on cables and have traditional crank key winding through the dial ? it is the gravitational pull on the weights that provides the power to drive the Chimes the Pendulum and the Melodies. A Maltese Cross mechanism is fitted to prevent accidental over-winding.

Movement option two is the very high specification Kieninger® HSU 8-day jewelled movement installed - it has 12 Rubies and 32 bronze bushes carrying the moving parts. This movement chimes the hours and plays three melodies - Westminster, St. Michael and Whittington on a twelve-rod gong - it has automatic night silencing mechanism to silence the chimes between 22-00 & 07-15. The polished brass drive weights are suspended on cables and have traditional crank key winding through the dial. To ensure accurate time keeping the movement has a dead-beat escapement (invented around 1675 by Richard Towneley and some forty years later used by George Graham FRS 1674 ? 1751 in his precision regulator clocks), this impulses the Temperature Compensating Pendulum (invented by John Harrison of Longitude fame 1693 ? 1776) and as with all superior clock movements, the time drive is fitted with a maintaining power mechanism to drive the pendulum while the weights are being re-wound. There is also an automatic device fitted to ensure an equal sounding tick. The polished brass drive weights are suspended on cables and have traditional crank key winding through the dial ? it is the gravitational pull on the weights that provides the power to drive the Chimes the Pendulum and the Melodies. A Maltese Cross mechanism is fitted to prevent accidental over-winding.

The Dials - We offer three different custom made solid brass dials for the Exeter. Option one is polished brass with a silver Chapter and raised brass Roman numerals, an etched centre disk with a seconds dial and cast brass spandrels Option two is polished brass with a silver Chapter and raised brass Arabic numerals, an etched centre disk with a seconds dial and cast brass spandrels Option three is Traditional 1850s White Dial with black Roman & Arabic numerals and it is hand decorated by our artist.

The Dial Selectors - There are two levers on the Dial; they control the Chimes and the Automatic sequencing of the three melodies - Westminster, Whittington and St. Michael, which play on a twelve-rod gong. You can select automatic night shut-off between 22:15 and 07:15 to silence the striking mechanisms.

Manufacturing quality shows in every Kieninger movement. All movement plates are made of a special brass alloy that is hard and has a high tensile strength. The holes for the journals are reamed and smoothed after lacquering and then receive an oil sink. Pinions are made of high-quality steel or stainless steel. Fast turning pinions are hardened. All journals are roller burnished in a special process. The HTU and HSU movements feature thirty-two bronze-bushings and twelve jewels in critical positions. The gears are made of very tough and hard brass alloy with a tensile strength of 62 kp/mm². A high level of corrosion protection for all components is assured. Brass components are pickled and receive a coat of clear lacquer. Steel components are made from stainless steel or receive a galvanic nickel coating. Each movement also has a laser engraved serial number.

Height: 70 inches, Width: 19.5 inches, Depth: 12 inches

Firefox recommended, IE maybeKieninger KSU 52 - Triple melody, automatic sequencing, automatic night silencing.


Exeter in Oak - under construction: 2
Exeter in Walnut - under construction: 2

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Price including UK & Ireland delivery from £8,990.00 (EUR 10,261.19)

Please note that we ship World Wide and all Export orders receive a Promotional Discount.

Click here to view the Exeter Options and Prices page.

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