A late 17th century lantern clock
Thomas Ford de Bucks Fecit
The strapped bell over four finials interspersed with dolphin frets, the front one engraved and cross-hatched, the silvered Roman chapter ring with trident half-hour marks and inner quarter hour track enclosing the latinised signature above engraved flowers in full bloom, the central alarm setting disc with sunburst centre, with single steel hand, the weight driven movement now with anchor escapement (replacing the earlier balance wheel escapement), the strike train partially complete, but lacking hammer, hammer spring, rear door and all alarm work 35cms (1ft 1.75ins) high.
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