Lantern Clock by John Culliford

BRISTOL

c. 1695 and later
John Culliford of Bristol lantern clock

An early english lantern clock by the Bristol maker John Culliford with later twin-barrelled spring-drive movement. The high-quality 8-day spring-wind movement makes the clock freestanding and free from chains or rope and pendulum. The clock retains its original hour hand and now has a minute hand due to the conversion to spring wind.

The clock keeps excellent time, counting the hours on the original lantern clock bell and marking the half-hours with a single strike.

The frame of this clock is of standard lantern proportions and includes original cross-dolphin frets and Bristol finials and feet. The finely engraved dial plate now with twin winding holes. The Roman numeral chapter ring with half-hour markers and inner quarter hour track carrying the maker's signature "John Culliford Bristol".

The clock having 5 1/2" square frame and 6 1/2" diameter chapter ring stands 15 inches high.

John Culliford, a recorded Bristol clock-maker. Freed 1692 and died circa 1718.

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