A high quality English Fusee clock.
The Fusee chain was missing when I purchased this English astral Coventry fusee wall clock, I wasn’t sure if it would have originally had a chain or a cable drive to the fusee cone. After examination, I determined that it would have been a cable drive. Some points that led me to this were:
- Three holes in the mainspring barrel to accommodate a cable. A Chain would fit in a slot.
- A recess hole in the back of the fusee cone to accommodate a knot and, again, no slot.
On occasion it is possible to determine whether the movement was originally fitted out with a chain or a cable by examining the Fusee cone grooves. If the bottom of the groove is rounded, it was machined to accommodate a cable. If the groove has a flat bottom, it was made for a chain.