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Title
House clock, balance-wheel brass lantern clock
Balance-wheel brass lantern clock
Work Type
Time Measurement
Date
1645-1655
Location
London
Material
brass (copper, zinc alloy); steel (metal)
Measurements
overall: 382 mm x 158 mm x 450 mm, 5.7kg
Description
Balance-wheel brass lantern clock, with two driving weights and one counterweight, by Thomas Knifton, Cross Keys, Lothbury, London, England, 1645-1655.; Lantern clock, about 1650. Lantern clocks were made from about 1600 onwards and were the first type of clock to be made in any quantity. They were generally made with an hour hand only though some later examples had a minute hand also. The clock shown in this picture was made by Thomas Knifton, and it may be seen in the Time Measurement Gallery.; The lantern or birdcage clock was the earliest type of clock to be made in any numbers in England. This one, made in about 1650 by Thomas Knifton at the Cross Keys, Lothbury, London, has a verge escapement and still has the original wheel balance.
ID Number
co716
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_1951_0030__0002_.jpg
SSID
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