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Rare Mid 18Th C French Iron Framed Lantern Clock Formerly Verge Escapement

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Seller: ctagrayuk (993) 100%, Location: Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of), Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 142511160804 A rare mid 18th century country made French iron framed lantern clock. Iron dial plate with brass chapter ring, front fret and hands. Countwheel striking. The cock was originally single handed with a verge escapement but was converted to two hands and an anchor escapement at an ealy date, probably only a very few years after the clock was first made, judfing by the workmanship. This conversion involved the going train beig replated about 1/2" higher up and the consequential repositioning of the chapter ring with the fret. The original hand hole in the dial plate can still be seen below the present hands centre. Please see images below. Clicking on any one image will open the images as a gallery in a separate browser or tab and then may be enlarged if required. At the top of the images below I have included A short video to give you an idea of how the strike mechanism runs. Please allow the video to load before playing it through. Condition. The movement is in good condition. Nice dark patina to the ironwork. Moderate wear to the pinions, wheels and pivots consistent with the age of the clock. The wheel trains run when pressure is applied to them. The escapement functions correctly The movement is complete. No pendulum, drive weights or cord. Dimensions Overall height of movement to top of brass top finial 34 cm (13 3/8”) Dial diameter 16.5cm (6 1/2”) Overall movement depth front to back tip of hands stud to tip backcock 16.5 cm (6 1/2") Plates 12.4cm /(4 7/8 ”) deep x 12 cm (4 3/4") wide Internal height between plates 16.3 cm Packed weight 5 kg 56 x 26 x 25 cm Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Wall Clock, Sub-Type: lantern clock, Material: iron brass

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