Lantern clock

Lantern clock

New postby Glyn Meredith » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:49 am

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.[1] They probably originated before 1500 but only became common after 1600;[1] 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'

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Re: Lantern clock

New postby bratdaddy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:31 pm

What price range do these fall in? I mean for an in-service unit in VG or better condition.
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Re: Lantern clock

New postby Glyn Meredith » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:02 pm

bratdaddy wrote:What price range do these fall in? I mean for an in-service unit in VG or better condition.


I believe it's in the "Ouch!" range. Brian Loomes, who is an Honorary Fellow of the British Horological Institute, has an excellent web-site that features lantern clocks on some pages.
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New postby bratdaddy » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:15 am

Is that Ouch and it gets better right away? Or is it Ouch and take the spouse to Littman's?
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Re: Lantern clock

New postby fjmenez » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:06 pm

Lantern Clocks & Their Makers by Brian Loome
It has been suggested that lantern was a corruption of the word 'Latten' thought to have come from the French Laitoun meaning brass.
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Re: Lantern clock

New postby veritas » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:08 pm

I have seen these made by Smiths.I like them.I guess made by other makers they would sell for a ouch or a little less.Nice clock.I have seen the types that sit on a shelf or mantel.
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Re: Lantern clock

New postby John Moane » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:14 am

Most houses here in Japan have an alcove as you enter the front door. This is what people see as they enter my house. This is but a few of the clocks I have collected over the years. The two lantern are Smiths the carriage clocks are French and the baby tall case is English and the two statues are of the Egyptian god NUBIUS since we love dogs. I'm a big collector of David Roberts lithographs which you can see a part of in the photo.

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