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Lantern clock made in the 1650s by Thomas Knifton of LothburyLantern clock made in the 1650s by Thomas Knifton of Lothbury

Lantern clock made in the 1650s by Thomas Knifton of LothburyLantern clock made in the 1650s by Thomas Knifton of Lothbury

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. Now fully restored.
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