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A brass lantern clock with alarm, Samuel Davis, London, circa 1650

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

A brass lantern clock with alarm, Samuel Davis, London, circa 1650

A brass lantern clock with alarm, Samuel Davis, London, circa 1650

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

A brass lantern clock with alarm, Samuel Davis, London

circa 1650


6¼-inch chapter ring, the dial plate engraved with tulips and with central alarm disc, the conventional; posted movement with verge and balance escapement, external locking oplate striking on the top-mounted bell, the alarm mounted on the iron back and also acting on the bell, the conventional posted case with urn finials and dolphin frets, the front fret signed Samuell Davis in Lothbury, Fecit, ball feet, iron hoop and spurs; together with a modern oak wall bracket

Clock: 41cm high; 15cm wide

Dial in generally good condition, alarm disc and hand probably replaced. Movement shows signed of extensive restoration including replacement of the escapement although there is no evidence of conversion. However, top plate is possibly replaced, alarm train replaced. Case has extensive wear to the line holes and probably had drive chains for some time before re-conversion to rope. With three brass-cased weights and lead counter-weights; with oak bracket in 2 parts.


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