A UNIQUE LATE 19TH CENTURY DANISH REGULATOR OF ONE MONTH DURATION BY THE INVENTOR / CLOCKMAKER PEDER NIELSEN (DENMARK, 1849-1938)
in an oak case with triangular pediment over glazed front door and sides, with an oval brass plaque inscribed ‘TILKJENDT SOLVMEDAILLE 1893’, and with a thermometer mounted to the inside of the case beside the pendulum, the 12 inch silvered dial with Arabic minute chapter ring with chequered inner ring, with subsidiary dials for seconds and hours, with blued steel hands, signed ‘P. NIELSEN LEMVIG / 1893’ and inscribed ‘KRONO METER’, the twin train brass movement with shaped triangular plates, deadbeat escapement and replaceable screwed bushes, the large pendulum with steel / nickel rod and solid brass bob, with brass and silvered compensation indicator to the top signed ‘P. NIELSEN’ with blued steel hand with crescent moon tip, with two brass weights.
200cm high x 57cm wide
Peder Nielsen was a well-known inventor, owner of various patents and clock and watchmaker. His clocks are located in both Danish and US collections. This precision pendulum clock was designed and produced from handmade, non-prefabricated parts produced by Nielsen himself. Nielsen is perhaps best known for the early automobile that he built in 1906 in Lemvig, which was particularly notable because of the gear system.