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  • Table Clock with Calendar, ca. 1720
    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 (1639–1713), 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.

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  • Table Clock with Calendar, ca. 1720
    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)

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