LANTERN CLOCK T. Allen London Ca. 1760 England
Signed: T. Allen London
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 Geo.e Rowning Newmarket. 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, these are beautiful engraved with floral motif. It is surmounted by the bell which is hidden behind the arch.
Duration 24 hours
Height 12.5 cm
Width 8,5 cm
Depth 9 cm.
Brian Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, blz. 12.
Thomas Allen has his workshop on the Drury Lane in London from 1749 tot 1758.