Thirty years of experience in antique clock sales and comprehensive restoration services specialising in early clocks
-Lantern Clock ‘John Clowes - Londini Fecit’ C1680. £2900
-Verge London Lantern Clock ‘SB’ attributed to Samual Betts £2200
Parts machined and fabricated. Period replacement parts sourced And missing parts made
Brass dials repaired, resilvered and refinished.
Replacement dial work and associated engraving.
Gallery of recent examples...
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Period, steel clock hands made and finished.
Lantern clock balance and verge pendulum escapements reinstated from anchor.
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A major restoration project for a customer from a barn-find partial, to balance refit and complete restoration.
An interesting and a rare clock, originally a smaller 4 inch dial frame with balance and alarm only. The clock dates from about 1670. About 1700 the alarm was removed and replaced with a full striking capability. ~150 years later the escapement was changed / updated to long pendulum anchor for improved timekeeping.
Before and after - images and YouTube video link
Antique clocks for sale / Antique clock repair, restoration, sourcing, and relocation services
SOLD Fromanteel Lantern Clock
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Early clocks sourced and traded, including bracket, lantern, longcase, and wall clocks
My study attributing a full sized London lantern clock (as surfaced - DEC 2009) as a product from the workshops of Peter Closon – ‘Neer Holburn Bridge’ London’, a prolific maker of these clocks from 1625-1660 in the Lothbury clockmakers’ district in London. The clock was sold on to a customer unrestored.
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I've been involved with antique clock restoration since a teenager in the 1970s, spending summers working with an uncle in Clerkenwell London learning horological skills. My father was a trained English cabinetmaker from whom I learned case work. During my undergraduate years and throughout my commercial scientific career, I remained ac
I've been involved with antique clock restoration since a teenager in the 1970s, spending summers working with an uncle in Clerkenwell London learning horological skills. My father was a trained English cabinetmaker from whom I learned case work. During my undergraduate years and throughout my commercial scientific career, I remained active in the restoration and trading of earlier antique clocks. During my professional life I'd been lucky to have been involved with art history conservation projects with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale Museum of British Art, and other important museums. A member of the National Association of Clock Collectors for over 30 years, I've taken part in numerous technical, historical, an conservation seminars.
I look forward to assisting however I can.
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Currently undertaking work. Fast turnaround. Always looking for quality consignments.
Clock / maker location, delivery and set up service.
Stansted, Essex United Kingdom
Most days by appointment