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The Devon Grandfather Clock

(Model: 2017/1)

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

Traditionally, Longcase clocks had solid timber panels in the pendulum door and in the side panels - we can build the Devon in that style or with your preference of glass and solid panels. We do however recommend that glass is retained in the top side panels, so that you can view the movement in action!

For our premier Devon Longcase clock we required a very special movement - we selected the superb Kieninger® HSU, it is the highest specification mechanical movement in the Kieninger range and it has been highly polished during assemble especially for Oakside. There is a photo of the HSU on the Prices and Options page. The movement plays three melodies – Westminster, Whittington & St Michael, on the quarters and chimes the hours, on a twelve-rod Gong. The HSU movement has 12 Rubies and 32 bronze bushes carrying the moving parts. The polished brass drive weights are suspended on cables and have traditional crank key winding through the dial and are protected from accidental over-winding by a Maltese Cross mechanism.

For the Devon Grandfather clock we commissioned four very special, solid-brass Moon Phase dials. All dials have two selection levers, these controls the Hour Chimes and the three melodies Westminster, Whittington & St. Michael. The lever on the left controls the hour chimes and provides the options of Silent, Automatic Night Off (22-15 and 07.15) or continuous Chiming. The lever on the right allows you to select your choice of the Melody or Silent!

Dial option one is polished solid brass with an applied silver chapter ring and raised brass Roman numerals, a brass centre disk with engraved decorations and with a subsidiary second’s dial, raised and polished cast brass corners spandrels and a moving moon dial that tracks the phases of the real moon as it Waxes and Wanes from New Moon to Old!

Dial option two is polished solid brass with an applied silver chapter ring and raised brass Arabic numerals, a brass centre disk with engraved decorations and with a subsidiary seconds dial and raised brass corners spandrels and a moving moon dial that tracks the phases of the real moon as it Waxes and Wanes from New Moon to Old!

Dial option three is a reproduction of 1750s style painted Moon Phase dial, made of solid brass, it is white with traditional black painted Roman and Arabic numerals, it has hand decorated corner floral details and a subsidiary seconds Dial and completed with a moving moon dial that tracks the phases of the real moon as it Waxes and Wanes from New Moon to Old!

Dial option four is a very high quality reproduction of an original 1750s moon phase dial. It is made of solid brass with an applied silver plated brass chapter ring decorated with painted Roman & Arabic numerals, a silver-plated brass centre disk with etched décor and a subsidiary second’s dial and the dial is fitted with cast and polished brass corners spandrels – the moving moon dial tracks the phases of the real moon as it Waxes and Wanes from New Moon to Old!

The gravitational pull on the three polished brass weights provides the power to drive the Chimes, the Pendulum and the Melodies. 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. We have now developed a sophisticated electronic instrument that monitors the swing of the pendulum and provides an extremely accurate beat readout - this allows us to adjust the pendulum length when commissioning your clock so that it will it will provide very precise time-keeping.

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 Kieninger HSU movement features thirty-two bronze-bushings and twelve jewels located 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: 80 inches, Width: 21 inches, Depth: 12.5 inches

Firefox recommended, IE maybeKieninger HSU 01 - Jewelled - Highly Polished movement - Triple Chimes on a 12-rod gong.
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Devon in Oak - in stock for early delivery: 2
Devon in Walnut - under construction: 5

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Price including UK & Ireland delivery from £9,990.00 (EUR 11,402.59)

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

Click here to view the Devon Options and Prices page.

Click here to view the Clock Gallery page.

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