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Exceptionally unusual unsigned lantern clock from about 1660, clearly made in London A miniature weight-driven hanging wall alarm clock made about 1800 by Mark Salmoni of Oxford Unsigned London lantern clock made about 1670

An exceptionally unusual unsigned lantern clock of high quality dating from about 1660, clearly made in London, originally with balance wheel regulator but converted within a very few years to verge pendulum. The pendulum was fitted at the side, something very rarely seen, probably to permit retention of the alarmwork (which was later removed anyway). The manner of the conversion as well as the addition of a second hammer to strike half hours (very much a feature of French clocks), strongly suggests the clock was converted to pendulum in France. Conversions from balance wheel to verge pendulum were usually done in the third quarter of the seventeenth century, are very uncommon and are highly sought after today. Fully cleaned and serviced.
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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 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. SOLD.
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Clock from the 1650s made by Thomas Loomes at the Mermaid in Lothbury in London Lantern clock made in the 1690s by Joseph Norris Lantern clock made in the 1690s by Henry Bunston of Lyme Regis in Dorset

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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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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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. Now restored.
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