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<p>Clock, Feliu Roca i Cat&agrave; (1720-1792) and Francesc Roca i Tolr&agrave; (1748-1807) workshop, last quarter of the 18th century, Arenys de Munt, wrought iron, cast brass and pewter.&nbsp; Dr. Jes&uacute;s P&eacute;rez Rosales collection.</p>

Clock, Feliu Roca i Catà (1720-1792) and Francesc Roca i Tolrà (1748-1807) workshop, last quarter of the 18th century, Arenys de Munt, wrought iron, cast brass and pewter.  Dr. Jesús Pérez Rosales collection.

This clock was built at the Roca family workshop in Arenys de Munt. It is driven by three-weight motive force consisting of a pendulum, an anchor and a Catalan escapement wheel. Once wound up, it keeps correct time for one day. The hours and quarter hours are marked by the sound of two bells.

Only thirty-three clocks are preserved from the Arenys de Munt workshop.

In the 17th century a major hand-made clock industry emerged in Catalonia. They all bear the engraved name of the town where they were made and often have a common piece: the escapement wheel, the characteristics of which make these clocks unique.

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