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A very rare lantern clock with original verge pendulum made about 1690 by John Washbourn of Gloucester lantern clock made during the Civil War period by Richard Beck, London rare large lantern clock made about 1655 by Thomas Loomes of the Mermaid in Lothbury Mid-eighteenth-century French lantern clock

A very rare lantern clock with original verge pendulum made about 1690 by John Washbourn of Gloucester (working from 1679 - died 1731), the first clockmaker to work in Gloucester, this being the only lantern clock yet recorded by him. Pictured after restoration. SOLD.
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A fine lantern clock made during the Civil War period by 'Richard Beck at ye French Church'. He trained at the celebrated Mermaid in Lothbury, London, under the lantern clock making brothers, John and William Selwood, then under Thomas Loomes. He then worked on his own opposite the French Church in Threadneedle Street from 1653 till his untimely death in 1659 aged only 27. His working life was therefore limited to only six years. Only five clocks are so far recorded by him, this one made originally with balance wheel escapement converted later to anchor. Uncleaned externally in many years but in maintained mechanically. Offered untouched. Lacks weight and pendulum. See two articles: article 1; article 2. SOLD.
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An exceptionally rare large lantern clock made about 1655 by Thomas Loomes of the Mermaid in Lothbury, made shortly after he married the daughter of Ahasuerus Fromanteel (1654) and became part of the Fromanteel empire. The frame is of a type uniqe to Fromanteel. This is the only clock yet known by Thomas Loomes with this frame and the only clock yet known by him with a gallery and the only one striking by a hammer on the top plate. The clock was probably made to special order for a wealthy client in mainland Europe, where it was until recently, originally with a balance wheel, later altered in Europe to a front verge pendulum of the 'cowtail' type, then altered later still to anchor escapement and long pendulum. It was also altered anciently to eight-day duration by fitting key-wound wooden-core winding barrels, the only lantern clock I have ever seen with this modification. In all an exceptionally rare clock. SOLD.
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A most unusual mid-eighteenth-century French lantern clock in neglected state, the dial engraved for a French Count and with two coats of arms implying the union (engagement or marriage) of two noble armorial families. The lower dial marks quarter hours. A restoration project for someone. SOLD.
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rare miniature timepiece alarm by Jonathan Lowndes of  London Charles II period lantern clock by ‘Jeremy Gregorie Near the Royall Exchange London’ Charles II period lantern clock made by Richard Ames of London Cromwellian period lantern clock by Robert Robinson of London

A very rare miniature timepiece alarm by Jonathan Lowndes of  London having the type of frame used almost exclusively by Joseph Knibb.  Original verge pendulum and alarmwork. SOLD.
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Charles II period lantern clock by ‘Jeremy Gregorie Near the Royall Exchange London’, who died in 1686, formerly balance wheel, now anchor. SOLD.
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A fine, Charles II period lantern clock of the winged type, with alarmwork, made by Richard Ames of London, with centre verge pendulum, one of the first makers of introduce this form, who died in 1682. SOLD.
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Cromwellian period lantern clock with alarmwork with re-converted balance wheel escapement by Robert Robinson of London, who died in the Great Plague of 1665. SOLD.
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