Lantern Clock

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Title

Lantern Clock

Subject

Furnishings & Equipment; Measuring devices; Timepieces; Clocks

Description

The English lantern clock is also known as the birdcage clock and was the first type of household clock to come to common use in England. This particular lantern clock is missing its side doors and the weights that would have been attached to the bottom with either rope or chains, however, it would generally be attached to the wall, a shelf, or be given a place on the mantel and thus because of its position became a central part of English households.

Source

Gift of Judge Elihu Taft

Date

1625-1675

Contributor

Curated by Elizabeth Helfrich

Identifier

1932.28.66

Coverage

England

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>

About the Original Item

Date Added
August 11, 2010
Collection
Fleming Museum
Citation
“Lantern Clock,” Omeka@CTL, accessed October 24, 2020, http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/559.
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