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Rare large lantern clock made about 1655 by Thomas Loomes of the Mermaid in Lothbury Rare large lantern clock made about 1655 by Thomas Loomes of the Mermaid in Lothbury

Rare large lantern clock made about 1655 by Thomas Loomes of the Mermaid in Lothbury

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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