Barnard Tompion clock

Made:
1708
maker:
Tompion and Banger

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Table clock with striking mechanism made by Thomas Tompion and original oak carry case. The movement is signed: ‘Tho: Tompion/Edw: Banger/London’ and numbered 460.

The clock made by Tompion and numbered 460 is known as the 'Barnard Tompion'. It is thought to have been made for Queen Anne in c.1708 and was given to Andrew Stone by King George II before 1760. Stone was Royal Secretary to the King and also a tutor of the future King George III.

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Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
2019-199
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), oak (wood) and steel (metal)
type:
clock
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Accepted in lieu of tax

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