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Early domestic weight driven iron wall clock
Verge escapement weight driven wall clock by an unknown maker, Germany Iron frame of four corner uprights surmounted by four curved corner bars forming a canopy supporting a bell. The corner posts carry rosettes. The front has a pierced iron plate on which hour figures are painted. The striking mechanism operates without warning. The verge escapement has a bar foliot with adjustable weights.
Lantern clock by Peter Closon c.1655
Small weight-driven 30 hour lantern or 'house' clock with alarmwork by Peter Closon. The clock originally had a verge and balance-wheel escapement but was converted at some point to anchor and long pendulum. It would have had a twelve-hour duration. The dial is engraved with tulips with a steel hand, and is signed 'Peter Closon Neere Holburn Londini fecit'. c.1655
Lantern clock by Francis Forman c.1630
A lantern, or house clock of twelve hours duration with (replaced) balance escapement. Mannerist frame. The dial engraved with naïve floral pattern and grotesque mask. Characteristic reversed ‘X’s from nine to twelve o’clock. The frets bear the mark of the brass founder ‘I.S.’ or ‘S.I.’. Signed ‘Francis Foreman at St. Paules gate’. London, c.1630.
Lantern clock with verge escapement and rach and s
Lantern clock with verge escapement and rach and snail escapement (bob pendulum missing); hours on dial divided into quarters; going and striking trains; one hand
House clock, balance-wheel brass lantern clock
Balance-wheel brass lantern clock, with two driving weights and one counterweight, by Thomas Knifton, Cross Keys, Lothbury, London, England, 1645-1655.
Lantern clock with anchor escapement
Lantern clock with anchor escapement, hours on dial divided into quarters, going and striking trains, one hand, by John Drury, London, England, 1640-1700.
English iron lantern clock
English iron lantern clock, with wheel balance, by John Holloway, Market Lavington, Wiltshire, England, 1611.