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17th century English Lantern clock with centre swing, verge escapement. Made by Benjamin Brockhurst of Coventry.

An extremely original Midlands made, Chamber clock.

Stock No:   14367

The thirty hour duration two train, chain driven movement with a very small crown wheel, verge escape, centre-swinging internal 'between the trains' pendulum with 'Anchor' bob. Also having countwheel striking the hours to the substantially loud bell. The anchor flukes pleasingly protrude through the side doors as the pendulum swings

The dial plate has symmetrical floral fronded engraving and the upper area to the centre bears the maker's name "Ben (jamin) Brockhurst, Coventry. The bold chapter ring has tall Roman hour numerals, 1/2 hour Fleur-de-Lys markings and an inner divided 1/4 ring. The single tailed steel hand is blackened. All three floral frets are engraved and the bell is fixed to an iron spider that is sprung within the corner finials. Both side doors have a high arched pendulum aperture and the iron backplate carries the wall 'stand off' spikes.

* Benjamin Brockhurst was married in 1682 to Hannah Winterton. He worked in Smithford Street. In 1688 he was appointed Warder of Coventry, he became a Councillor and was elected Mayor in 1708. He died in 1733.

Dimensions:     Chapter ring 6 3/4" in diameter. Frame 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" x 6 1/2" high. Total height 15 1/4".

Circa:                1690.

Condition:         This is one of the most original chamber clocks that I have seen. With the exception of
                          being converted from rope to chain driven, having a replaced crown wheel arbor, top finial
                          and pendulum bob (to improve appearance) it appears to be totally original including the
                          doors, weight, bell and strap and all of the square-headed screws. It is working beautifully
                          and rarely can a clock of this age be found to not only have been historically well maintained
                          but also so original.

                          Though it would benefit with a clean and light overhaul, it is in full working condition. Work
                          required to be undertaken by Mr Taylor can be discussed upon enquiry.

Circa:                1690

Price:                 £5,850

C17th English Lantern clock with centre swing, verge escapement. Made by Benjamin Brockhurst of Cove
  • C17th English Lantern clock with centre swing, verge escapement. Made by Benjamin Brockhurst of Cove
  • C17th English Lantern clock with centre swing, verge escapement. Made by Benjamin Brockhurst of Cove
  • C17th English Lantern clock with centre swing, verge escapement. Made by Benjamin Brockhurst of Cove
  • C17th English Lantern clock with centre swing, verge escapement. Made by Benjamin Brockhurst of Cove
  • C17th English Lantern clock with centre swing, verge escapement. Made by Benjamin Brockhurst of Cove
  • C17th English Lantern clock with centre swing, verge escapement. Made by Benjamin Brockhurst of Cove
  • C17th English Lantern clock with centre swing, verge escapement. Made by Benjamin Brockhurst of Cove
  • C17th English Lantern clock with centre swing, verge escapement. Made by Benjamin Brockhurst of Cove
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