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lantern clock

noun
1.
an English bracket clock of the late 16th and 17th centuries, having a brass case with corner columns supporting pierced crestings on the sides and front.
Also called birdcage clock.
Origin of lantern clock
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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  • See illustration (p. 57) of lantern clock with weights and pendulum.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden
  • The form of the lantern clock is one that appeals to the artist.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden
  • This lantern clock, with brass dial and fine fretwork with floriated design, is inscribed Humphry Mills at Edinburgh fecit.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden

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