Pictures - Part 2
An anonymus English collector kindly allowed to show these pictures of a first period lantern clock, signed "Peter Closon neare Holborn Bridg fecit". He is one of the most productive and well known lantern clock makers, who is believed to have been working in London between 1630 and 1654. This clock was made about 1635.
According to its owner the clock has Closons foundry marks on the back of the front fret and on one of the great wheels. This lantern clock was converted back to balance and keeps good time.
The second clock of the previous owner is a provincial lantern clock, signed with the initials T.V. and dated '92 (1692)
Thomas Veale of Chew Magna, North Somerset, probably was the maker of this wonderful lantern clock. It is in a nice original uncleaned condition.
This lantern clock is described on pages 230/231 of George White's English Lantern Clocks. It has a very interesting feature. Behind the alarm disc there is some practise engraving, which is seen often on lantern clocks. But apart from that it has a note: "Clean'd Feb 19 '93/4". According to George White this is the earliest cleaning mark recorded on a lantern clock.