Lantern Clock by John Barnett
AT YE DIALL IN LOTHBURY, LONDON
A fine late-seventeenth century english lantern clock by John Barnett with later twin fusee movement. The high-quality 8-day twin-fusee movement makes the clock freestanding and free from chains or rope and pendulum.
The clock keeps excellent time, counting the hours by striking on the original lantern clock bell and with passing strike on the half-hours. The movement has just undergone a total overhaul to a very high standard including servicing of pinions and bushes where required. The movement has been fully cleaned and polished as can be seen in the photographs. The pendulum and movement are totally contained within the frame of the clock and the pendulum also has its original transit screw.
The frame of this clock is of standard lantern proportions. The front fret engraved with crossed dolphins. The chapter ring with Roman numerals and inner quarter hour track with wheatear half hour markers enclosing the centre. The finely engraved dial plate with tulip design and carrying the maker's signature "John Barnett at ye Diall in Lothbury Londini fecit".
Standing 15" high to top of bell finial, the clock has 5 3/4" square frame and 6 1/4" high dial plate.
John Barnett apprenticed 1675 in Clockmakers Company to John Ebsworth of London, freed 1682, died 1702.
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