8 inches.


The posted brass frame with top and bottom plates held by four turned brass pillars with integral finials and ball feet. The top with three shallow brass frets, the front engraved with scrolling foliage, the bell strap pin-fixed to the finials with a central conforming finial above, holding the bell. The sides with removable latched brass doors, the whole hung from an iron hoop riveted to the top plate and steadied by spikes from the rear feet.


The shaped rectangular dial plate, signed to the centre Thos Kefford, Royston around an applied silvered brass Arabic alarm disc, 1-12, with a silvered brass Roman chapter ring with quarter divisions inside the Roman hours, and lozenge half-hour markers, indicated by a pierced blacked-steel hand with an alarm tail.


The rope wound weight-driven movement has vertical plates for the going train, with knife-edge suspension verge escapement and short bob pendulum. The weight driven crownwheel alarm mounted on the back of the rear plate, with its verge hammer slot-fitted onto the brass backplate, up through the top plate, and sounding on the bell.


30 hours.


Private collection UK.

Comparative Literature

Sir George White, The English Lantern Clock.