A lantern clock is a type of antique weight-driven wall clock, shaped like a lantern. They were the first type of clock widely used in private homes. They probably originated before 1500 but only became common after 1600; in Britain around 1620. They became obsolete in the 1800s.
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This lantern clock is signed: 'Richard Ames Neere St. Andrew's Church in Holborn Londini Fecit'