Late 17th c Lantern clock

Circa 1690

W 6 3/4 × H 14

Stock # Marh1268


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Late 17th century Lantern clock, signed Nicholas Fry of Godstone, the clock is original and unaltered anchor escapement with long pendulum, fitted with count wheel strike. Nicholas Fry is a little known maker, Brian Loomes records clocks by him. He was certainly working in Godstone by 1690 from when a couple of other lantern clocks are known. He bought a lease on a farm five miles north of Godstone in 1712 to 1732 at Filsham farm, St Leonards, and died in November 1739 and is buried in St Nicholas parish church, Godstone.