I won this auction today at a bargain price, I'm very happy and look forward to trying to find out more about the clock and Mr Lamy. I am pretty certain it is David Lamy, who I believe to be a Huguenot from Dieppe. I have not found a record of him working in England, but this seems very much and English clock, albeit with some Dutch influence I have not yet worked out how the strike works, I think we need to wait till I collect it, however the auctioneer gave permission to use the pictures. Shimmystep spotted a snail, I see it now but don't understand it. There is no evidence that there was ever a rack on the back, and the layout appears conventional so the gathering pallet should be on the back where the strike great wheel is unless he managed to transfer that to the front with additional wheels. I've never seen a posted from rack on the front. What I think we can establish so far is the lack of a countwheel, and no evidence it is simply missing rather than never there. Now you have the pictures you can all join in and have as much fun as me without the expense (which was minimal) This all started because the auctioneers managed to list a picture of an empty case originally so I asked for a pic of the dial.