A Falling Ball Ferris Wheel Lion Top 8-Day clock with temp and humidity gauge. An ornate clock topped with a gold-tone lion finial that sits on a mahogany wood and veneer case framed with beveled glass side panels and a door to the front and verso. The case is adorned with gold-tone panels and foliate trim with a top panel that opens to load the ball bearings. The glass panels display a gold-tone clock highlighted with glass crystals that sits above a barometer with a thermometer to the side. This Ferris Wheel ball-bearing driven clock has its own unique style as it receives its working power from large steel ball bearings, which drop from the top tray into the top of a circular “Ferris Wheel” causing the wheel to rotate slowly while a hairspring platform escapement controls the rotation. When a ball clears the bottom of the Ferris wheel it drops through a hole into a storage drawer that is decorated with a lace style brass overlay.
|Materials:||Base Metal, Glass, Steel, Wood|
|Working Condition:||Tested, and found to be operational. Timekeeping accuracy is not guaranteed.|
-the top door hinge is off-center, the front door sticks and the drawer sticks with some wear to corner of interior of the door.
- measurement of the clock to the top of the lion.