MINIATURE LANTERN CLOCK T. Allen London Ca. 1760 England

Lantern clocks


Signed: T. Allen London
Circa 1760

The 24-hour, weight-driven brass movement of this lantern clock has going and alarm trains, constructed between vertical plates. The going train has a verge escapement and a pendulum. The alarm train is situated behind the going train.

The arched brass dial has a silvered chapter ring with Roman hour, half-hour and quarter divisions. The centre is matted and behind the steel hour hand is a large Arabic silvered alarm disc engraved with Arabic hour numerals, the alarm time being indicated by the tail of the hour hand. The maker has signed the clock on a silvered disc in the arch T.Allen London. Around the silvered dial and disc the plate is decorated with engraved leaf motifs.

The brass case of this lantern clock has two doors to the sides, wich are beautiful engraved with floral motifs. It is surmounted by the bell which is hidden behind the arch.

Duration 1 day
Height 12.5 cm.
Width 8,5 cm.
Depth 9 cm.

Brian Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, blz. 12.

The maker
Thomas Allen has his workshop on the Drury Lane in London from 1749 – 1758.

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