Lantern clocks what have you got?

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  1. DeanT

    DeanT Registered User

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    Stuck in isolation and noting the interest in the dial and hooded wall clock threads I thought i'd start one on lantern clocks. So post photos of your lantern clocks.... I'm interested to see what people have!

    Here's a couple to start, a miniature lantern by Clarke for the Turkish market

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    and a center verge unsigned and converted to anchor....

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    Ah yes Nick that is very nice. Similar dial style to this one from Thomas Lumpkin around 1720-30's although this is single handed rather than 2. Was originally verge but now anchor.


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    From memory I think they are similar in size. the Lumpkin is earlier but the Thomas is still verge.
     
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    My Stamper Lantern clock. Work in progress, very slow forward, step by step, re-converting back to balancewheel.

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  6. DeanT

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    Very nice work so far and super lantern clock. I was confident this thread would drag you out
     
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    This ones a bit worse for wear.....the engraving on the dial is so bad and primitive its great! Dates to somewhere mid to later 17thC but has been much altered included balance wheel to pendulum with the alarm removed...one day


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    Is that the one you bought in the US?
     
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    That is an excellent ancient artifact. It reminds me of this dial, at least a little bit:
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    Probably most of us don't have a chance of having something like that in our collections. Also, your clock says something about the condition in which lantern clocks are frequently found. Among other things lantern clocks were modified, and used for making newer old clocks.
     
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    He Dean, thats a very nice clock to work on! It lookes as if it started life as a balance wheel escapement. I do not know when and where, but I have seen this one before, I recognize the beautiful primitive engraving. Although altered, still a very desirable clock!
     
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    This is my contribution which I got about 20 years ago from a well known Melbourne clock repairer, it doesn't quite compare with the examples posted here earlier as it has unfortunately been subjected to the fate of so many of these clocks, ie converted to a fairly solid twin fusee movement in the 19th century. If can be believed, it has, or had, a good provenance as far as the original maker was concerned.
    You will see its original role where the cover (note the different colour) is removed to show where the movement went before.

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    daveR, the engraving on the dial of your lantern clock is superb !
     
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    Indeed, and to whoever did the conversion it is great that unlike many, as seen in Loome's and other's books, they did not put the winding squares straight through the dial!
     
  16. DeanT

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    It would be tempting to remake the movement...i've got most of a 17thC lantern clock in a box of bits i have.
     
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    I think they may have added the tudor rose in the centre though. I imagine it originally had an alarm disc there.
     
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    Good bit of observation there Nick, it also explains why the main engraving doesn't cross the engraved circle around the centre. I have to admit I didnt pick the change in style, though I see it now you have pointed it out. Also the centre engravig has more space around the elements - a fill in !
    Dean, given that there is nothing of the original movement, your sugestion would be a very substantial challenge!!
     
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    It is very common for the alarm lever to be pivoted in the front plate, you may find a trace of it.
     
  20. DeanT

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    But you do have the skills capable of doing it....
     
  21. DeanT

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    9" dial dating to somewhere around 1680's. Not sure if you would describe it as a lantern clock or hooded wall clock?

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    Did/does it have a hoop?
     
  23. DeanT

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    Nope.
     
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    Likely hooded then, or a longcase. Most hooded clocks are alarms.
     

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