J.J. Elliott, 9 tubular Grandfather Clock

Origin: England
Movement: James Jones Elliott
Serial: n/a
Style: Grandfather
Age: 1880
Status: SOLD

SKU: MC551. Category: .

Product Description

Clock maker bio: J.J. Elliott, from Clerkenwell, a clockmaker till his death in 1904, was based in London. Tubular bells may have been used in France as early as 1850s or 1860s, but in the English speaking world they got their start when John Harrington of Coventry England patented a clock-chime of tubular bells in 1884. Tubular bells (also known as chimes) are musical instruments in the percussion family. Each bell is a metal tube, tuned by altering its length. Tubular bells are typically struck on the top edge of the tube with a rawhide- or plastic headed hammer. Often, a sustain pedal will be attached to allow extended ringing of the bells.