Longcase clock movement by Thomas Bradford c. 1692

1690-1695 in London

Longcase clock movement by Thomas Bradford c. 1692
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
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Longcase clock movement by Thomas Bradford, London

8-day movement with latched plates and five pillars, anchor escapement and inside count-wheel striking. The 11-inch brass dial has cherub spandrels, applied chapter and seconds rings and date-work. c.1692

This clock is an example of a typical late 17th century weight-driven longcase clock movement, regulated by an anchor escapement and seconds-beating pendulum. It demonstrates the inventiveness and solid workmanship of London clockmakers of its period.

Thomas Bradford (Junior) was apprenticed to Thomas Applegarth in 1680 and became a freeman of the Clockmakers Company in 1692.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 1307

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brass (copper, zinc alloy), gut, lead (metal), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
longcase clock movement
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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