These pictures focus on the clock's base - the music box. The first photo shows the actual 18th century mechanism with the typical knopped pillars, large fusee and spring barrel. There are 12 bells and 19 hammers. The reason why one would want so many hammers than bells is that this arrangement allows a for a faster sequence of striking (more strikes per bell than achievable with one hammer) leading to a more complex musical melody.

Notice how the floral pattern is reflected in the dome base plate. Also check closely on the clock movement plates. Even though it is an architectural design made to represent St. Paul's cathedral, you will find this floral pattern subtly tucked into the design.

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