House clock by Thomas Knifton at the Cross Keys, Lothbury, c. 1650

House clock by Thomas Knifton at the Cross Keys, Lothbury, c. 1650

The lantern or ‘birdcage’ clock was the earliest type of clock to be made in any numbers in England. This one, made in about 1650 by Thomas Knifton at the Cross Keys, Lothbury, has a verge escapement and still has the original wheel balance.

Source: Purchased

 
Currently on display in:
Measuring Time
Year made :
c. 1650
Inventory number :
1951-30