Lantern clock with verge escapement.

Fernandes, Iris

 
Lantern clock with verge escapement.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

This is a simple domestic clock which was not expected to keep very good time. It had an hour-hand but no minute-hand, and was set to time daily by comparison with more accurate devices, such as sundials. Production of lantern clocks decreased during the 18th century as the popularity of more accurate long-case or grandfather clocks increased. Front view.

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10417030

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