LANTERN CLOCK Geo.e Rowning Newmarket ca. 1770 England
Signed Geo.e Rowning Newmarket
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. On the back plate is engraved Jn.o Dalton.
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. It is surmounted by the bell which is hidden behind the arch.
Duration 24 hours
Height 13 cm
Width 8,5 cm
Depth 7,5 cm.
Brian Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p. 674.
George Rowning, Newmarket ( Cambs) was born in 1750. Son of John Rowning (died in 1771). Working 1784-died 1785.