JOHN HATHORN. A good 18th century miniature brass timepiece lantern clock with alarm. (Newcastle, )

JOHN HATHORN. A good 18th century miniature brass timepiece lantern clock with alarm.
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JOHN HATHORN. A good 18th century miniature brass timepiece lantern clock with alarm.

OriginNewcastle
DateCirca 1780
A good 18th century miniature brass timepiece lantern clock with alarm. The maker’s signature is engraved on a silvered disc in the arch and the delicate chapter ring has Roman hour markers and Arabic five minute numerals. The 5 inch dial also retains its original central alarm disc.

The original crown wheel escapement has a short bob which swings at the back of the case and the latter hangs on the wall from a steel hoop and spurs. The alarm work is mounted inside on the brass back plate. Both the going and alarm trains have chains with old lead weights.

Height: 7 ½ in (19 cm)

* John Hathorn also spelt Hawthorn was working in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the last quarter of the 18th century.

HW5613

Signed / Inscribed

Jn° Hathorn Newcastle