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LANTERN CLOCKS AND THEIR MAKERS
Lantern Clocks And Their Makers is a detailed survey in twenty eight chapters of the development of the lantern clock in Britain from its origins in the late sixteenth century, until its demise in the late eighteenth century and includes some unique and previously unrecorded examples from the very earliest period. Also discussed is the type of lantern clock which was used for posted movement longcase clocks as well as for hook-and-spike hanging wall clocks. Square and arched dial examples are examined as well as clocks made for export to the Middle East, usually known as Turkish Market clocks. One chapter deals particularly with those rare and unusual examples which were housed in standing wooden cases. Another chapter deals specifically with brassfounders' casting marks, and includes several newly discovered ones, which are documented here for the first time.
This extensive book of over 200,000 words features approximately 400 clocks illustrated by over 1,150 photographs (with a good number in colour). Most of them were taken specifically for this work and appear in print here for the first time, the majority with detailed dimensions. Both constructional and stylistic features are explained in a non-technical manner in the author's usual easy style in such a way that they can be readily identified and dated to their appropriate period. No prior knowledge is assumed, which makes the book as accessible to the beginner as to the experienced reader.
The biographical section contains all available details of every clockmaker (over one thousand of them) known to have included lantern clocks among his work. Much of this biographical information has been researched from original records specifically for this book, is published here for the first time, and is available nowhere else. This information on the makers will also be of great value to those interested in other types of work from this earliest period of British clockmaking, as many of them also made bracket clocks and longcase clocks as well as watches. The unique combination of these factors makes this book an essential reference work for collectors, dealers, museums, and libraries.
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BRITISH CLOCKS ILLUSTRATED
CLOCKMAKERS OF BRITAIN 1286-1700
This important new biographical
reference source details all
the known information about
every recorded clockmaker,
watchmaker and others working
in the horological trades in the
British Isles, who was born
before 1700. This book includes
about 6,230 makers, as well
as their known apprentices
or journeymen. Much of this
information is presented for the
first time and is not available
elsewhere. References are
given to detailed articles about
CLOCKMAKERS OF NORTHERN ENGLAND
Other books by Brian Loomes
The following books also by Brian Loomes are now out of print. These will be available through libraries and occasionally as second-hand copies.
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