Project Description

English lantern clock

A wall clock by Edward Stanton, made around 1680. An unusual feature of this lantern clock is that the pendulum is suspended within the case and swings between going and striking trains through slits in the side doors. The case with its engraved front was an early domestic wall clock, which indicated the time for all and announced the new day with its loud alarm.

The restoration of this clock boiled down to a normal periodic maintenance job: eliminating wear and tear in the bearings and of the verge, removing rust, cleaning and oiling the mechanism. We chose to leave its patina as it was, so as to maintain its aged appearance.