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Alarm clock “carriage” Elliott & Son.

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Alarm clock “carriage” Elliott & Son. England, towards the end of the NINETEENTH century.

Box made of gilded bronze and glass, dial in enamel.

With key of string.

Measures: 11,5 x 6,5 x 5,5 cm

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This English clock alarm clock belongs to the so-called “carriage”: it was an object of small size, made with the aim of being able to be transported on trips. The rectangular box features glass in their four fronts, and a decoration done in relief on the gilt-bronze base with plant motifs.

The sphere, white background, presents a numbering in roman and small lines for majorar the reading of the minutes. It also shows a legend relating to the manufacturer “Elliott & Son, London” the English capital. The needles are of the type “gothic trilobuladas”.

In 1865 James Jones Elliott, in London, began learning to make watches, progressing from the specialization in the creation of mechanisms (gears, shafts balanced) to create their own piece (their movements), which had a great success. His son, Frank Westcombe Elliott was devoted in principle to the trade, was to succeed his father in 1904, after it is associated with a jeweler. After several transfers and a partnership with Grimshaw Baxter (which was dissolved in 1921), Frank Elliot joined Gillett and Johnson Ltd. In 1923, he was born the company called FW Elliott Ltd. His three sons joined the company. A little later, from 1939, produced watches of the armed forces and equipment and apparatus for the Rolls Royce engines used in the RAF aircraft. The company continued making his creations until the end of the TWENTIETH century

 

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Alarm clock “carriage” Elliott & Son.

Alarm clock “carriage” Elliott & Son.

Alarm clock “carriage” Elliott & Son. England, towards the end of the NINETEENTH century.

Box made of gilded bronze and glass, dial in enamel.

With key of string.

Measures: 11,5 x 6,5 x 5,5 cm

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