Lantern Clock by Richard Rayment

BURY ST EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK

c. 1730 with later fusee movement
Richard Rayment lantern clock

A superb example of a lantern clock by Richard Rayment of Bury. This clock has been subject to a fusee conversion, probably by the Victorians, as this was a very popular conversion to make lantern clocks freestanding for table/mantle sitting. The movement is in full working order, having just undergone a complete overhaul including re-jewelling and re-staffing of the escape platform. The movement is of high quality with maintaining power. The striking counts the hours by a single hammer on the original lantern bell. The frame style of this clock, particularly the unusual finials and bell finial, indicates that it was one of Richard Rayment's later clocks. The top plate is completely sealed to stop dust affecting the platform escapement.

The clock having 5 1/2" square frame, 6 1/2" diameter chapter ring of 1 1/2" width and 6" high engraved dial plate. Standing 13" high to top of bell finial.

Richard Rayment was a well-known and prolific maker of lantern clocks from around 1714 until his death in 1754. All of his clocks appear to have originally been long-pendulum and anchor escapement.

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