A French art deco gilt brass atmos clock, J.L. Reutter, circa 1930
The 9-cm enamel dial with Roman numerals is signed ATMOS pendule perpetuelle and for the retailer Kirby, Beard & Co. Paris. Below it is inscribed Brevets J.L. Reutter The Breguet hands are made of blued steel.
The movement is numbered6248 and has a small plaque engravedBrevets J.L. Reutter S.G.D.G. It has a large horizontal balance with an oscillation of thirty seconds. The movement is driven by a spring which is wound by a mechanism in a drum that turns under the influence of temperature changes. Since this also happens with only small changes the clock keeps on running.
The gilt brass one-piece case has beveled glass panels on the top and all sides. The moulded plinth is raised on turned feet.