1730s 30-hour Birdcage Movement by Sadler Berkhamsted


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Object Description

An early 30-hour single-handed bird-cage clock movement, mounted on a wall bracket.

The 8-inch brass dial is of classic styling for the period; it has a silvered Roman chapter ring with inner quarter-hour track, a matted centre and the corners with well cast spandrels.

The 30-hour chain wound movement strikes the hours on a bell.

Original steel hand.

Object History

The Alum Bay Clock museum has a hooded clock by Thomas Sadler of Berkhamsted.

Object Literature

He was accomplished enough as a clockmaker to make a musical 30-hour longcase clock, detailed in Darken & Hooper’s English 30-hour Clocks.

Object Condition

Overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1935 713333

Dealer Location

Bank Farm,
Lower Odcombe,
BA22 8TY

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