Movement by Daniel Delander (English, recorded 1692, died 1733)
Case: oak, with burl walnut veneer and stained wooden moldings, brass fittings; Dial: gilded and silvered brass with black numerals; Movement: brass and steel; 22 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (56.52 x 36.2 x 20.96 cm)
Bequest of Irwin Untermyer, 1973 (1974.28.94)
Delander, a former journeyman in the workshop of Thomas Tompion (16391713), was another of the innovative clockmakers who contributed to the superb reputation of English horology in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A longcase clock by Delander in the Museum's collection contains a movement regulated by his own version of a duplex escapement. This table clock, or bracket clock as the type has been commonly called, is also unusual owing to its large size and beautiful proportions. The eight-day, spring-driven movement can be adjusted to strike the hours or remain silent.