WILLIAM ALLAM. A George III period brass dial lantern clock

WILLIAM ALLAM. A George III period brass dial lantern clock WILLIAM ALLAM. A George III period brass dial lantern clock
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WILLIAM ALLAM. A George III period brass dial lantern clock

Origin
London
Date
circa 1770

A fine George III period brass dial lantern clock of small proportions, the short duration timepiece movement with crown-wheel verge escapement and alarm train.

The 4 ¾ inch break-arch dial has a raised silvered brass chapter ring with Roman hour numerals and inside quarter-hour markings. It has a single pierced blued steel hand and a central alarm disc.

The maker’s signature is engraved on a raised circular silvered brass disc in the arch between gilt foliate spandrels.

Height: 7 in (18 cm)

Width: 5 ¼ in (13.5 cm)

Depth: 5 in (12.75 cm)

* William Allam was a well-known maker who is recorded on page 11 of Loomes’s Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World: Complete 21st Century Edition. Allam worked from Bond Street London and was a Brother of the Clockmakers’ Company between 1743 and 85.

This type of pantry alarm lantern clock was probably made for the servants’ quarters of a wealthy Georgian client.

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