Rare 80’s Franklin Mint Falling Ball Clock Sir Francis Drake Gravity 7day 30" Gc
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Rare 80’s Franklin Mint Falling Ball Clock Sir Francis Drake Gravity 7day 30" Gc:
ü The Sir Francis Drake Falling Ball Clock was issued by the Royal Geographical Society in 1981, commemorating the 400th anniversary of Drake's circumnavigation of the world.
ü A beautiful time piece “crafted in solid mahogany, sterling silver, and solid etched brass with a precision 8 day movement by Thwaites and Reed of London”.
ü Reset once a week by raising the Globe.
ü It is said that “these were hand-crafted by "Special Order" & took 4-6 months for delivery.
ü Solid 1”thick board, about 30 inch long x 5 1/2 inch wide
ü Time is read analog & around the equatorial ring.
ü Recently professionally cleaned & adjusted which included new springs. Still has10mos left on year of warranty provided by the local clock shop (Rochester NY).
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