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A miniature weight-driven hanging wall alarm clock made about 1800 by Mark Salmoni of Oxford Lantern clock made in the 1650s by Thomas Knifton of Lothbury Lantern clock made about 1680 by Baldwin Potter of Stockport, Cheshire Lantern clock made in the 1690s by Joseph Norris

A miniature weight-driven hanging wall alarm clock, the silvered brass dial 6inches by four inches, made about 1800 by Mark Salmoni of Oxford. He was born in Italy about 1771, was married in England in 1799 to Martha Simmons, and worked in the High Street in St. Clements parish, Oxford, till his death in 1841.  He was a silversmith and was well known for barometers.
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A fine, handsome lantern clock made in the 1650s by the celebrated Thomas Knifton, one of the earliest London makers. He was born in Nottingham in 1614, in 1632 was the first apprentice of William Selwood till 1640, and worked in Lothbury surviving the Great Plague and the Fire of London and died there in January 1667. This is one of his earliest clocks and an early conversion from balance to verge pendulum, perhaps converted as early as the 1670s, the conversion believed to have been done when the clock was in Italy. Recently repatriated from the USA. Not restored but in full working order.
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A most interesting lantern clock made about 1680 with centre verge pendulum by Baldwin Potter of Stockport, Cheshire, the only clock yet recorded by this maker and the only lantern clock known from Stockport. Until this clock was discovered the maker's origins were unknown but he was known to have moved to work as a clockmaker n Belturbet in County Cavan in Ireland some time before 1699 and is believed to have died there about 1733. In 1739 his son, Baldwin Potter junior, was sentenced to transportation for seven years for counterfeiting. Only one other clockmaker in Ireland is known to have made lantern clocks - Ezekiel Bullock of Lurgan. As yet unrestored.
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A good lantern clock made in the 1690s during the reign of William and Mary by Joseph Norris, an esteemed clockmaker, who was born about 1650 in Abingdon, Berkshire, and was apprenticed in 1661 to his elder brother, Edward Norris, till 1670. He then worked for many years in Amsterdam with the famous Fromanteels, where he is said to have been instrumental in introducing the longcase clock. He returned to Abingdon in 1692, where he remained till his death in 1727. Very few lantern clocks are known by him, only two or three being signed at Abingdon. Not restored but in full working order.
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Lantern clock made in the 1690s by Henry Bunston of Lyme Regis in Dorset Lantern clock made in the 1640s by London clockmaker William Selwood Unsigned London lantern clock made about 1670 Clock from the 1650s made by Thomas Loomes at the Mermaid in Lothbury in London

An interesting lantern clock made in the 1690s, the only one so far recorded by Henry Bunston of Lyme Regis in Dorset. It was made with centre verge pendulum, converted later to anchor escapement and long pendulum. The maker was married on Christmas Eve 1691. He died in 1733. His work is very scarce, just two or three longcase clocks being known by him today. The clock is pictured in a neglected state, as found, probably never cleaned since the day it was made, and is awaiting restoration.
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A fine lantern clock made in the 1640s by one of the earliest and most esteemed London clockmakers, William Selwood, whose work seldom comes on the market today. He was born in Abingdon, Berkshire, in 1607, trained under Henry Stevens from 1624 to 1632, and worked at the Mermaid in Lothbury till his death in 1653, when his former pupil, Thomas Loomes, succeeded him. This clock is very unusual in not having alarmwork and so has a fully-engraved floral dial centre. The original balance escapement was converted anciently to long pendulum, probably in the seventeenth century. A highly-original clock. It has provenance from about 1960, when it was the property of the Lt. Governor of British Columbia. Recently repatriated from Canada. Not restored but in full working order. SOLD.
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A handsome unsigned London lantern clock from the period of Charles II, made about 1670, shortly after the Great Fire of London and soon after the introduction of the pendulum. It is made with the newly-devised centre verge pendulum, which enabled the alarmwork to be retained at the back of the clock. It exemplifies the finest craftsmanship of the day with superb engraving. The maker cannot be identified but it was not uncommon for professional clockmakers to supply unsigned clocks to retailers such as jewellers. Awaiting restoration.
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A handsome clock dating from the period of the English Civil War (1650s) made by Thomas Loomes at the Mermaid in Lothbury in London, one of the best known clockmakers of all time. He was a soldier in Cromwell's army during the war, was imprisoned under Charles II, and disappeared in 1665, perhaps murdered by enemies, perhaps a victim of the Great Plague. Made originally with balance wheel but converted later to anchor escapement and long pendulum. Externally the clock is as made but the movement is mostly a carefully-made late nineteenth century restoration.
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