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A fine 18th-Century George III mahogany bow-front stick barometer

A fine 18th-Century George III mahogany bow-front stick barometer

The mahogany-veneered case has an austere form with only the moulded caddy top and the urn-shaped cistern cover to break its soberness. The silvered register plates are protected by a bowed glass, the recorder with vernier scale being operated by a knob below the register plate.

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

An English 17th-century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too.

17th-Century Hague Clock Signed by Pieter Visbagh, circa 1675

17th-Century Hague Clock Signed by Pieter Visbagh, circa 1675

Small 17th Century Hague clock made c. 1675 by Pieter Visbagh, who was apprenticed by Salomon Coster. The latter made the first pendulum clock according to the instructions of Christiaan Huygens, the internationally renowned scientist who developed the idea of applying a pendulum to a clock movement.

A fine 18th-Century George III mahogany bow-front stick barometer

A fine 18th-Century George III mahogany bow-front stick barometer

The mahogany-veneered case has an austere form with only the moulded caddy top and the urn-shaped cistern cover to break its soberness. The silvered register plates are protected by a bowed glass, the recorder with vernier scale being operated by a knob below the register plate.

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

An English 17th-century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too.

17th-Century Hague Clock Signed by Pieter Visbagh, circa 1675

17th-Century Hague Clock Signed by Pieter Visbagh, circa 1675

Small 17th Century Hague clock made c. 1675 by Pieter Visbagh, who was apprenticed by Salomon Coster. The latter made the first pendulum clock according to the instructions of Christiaan Huygens, the internationally renowned scientist who developed the idea of applying a pendulum to a clock movement.

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A fine 18th-Century George III mahogany bow-front stick barometer

A fine 18th-Century George III mahogany bow-front stick barometer

The mahogany-veneered case has an austere form with only the moulded caddy top and the urn-shaped cistern cover to break its soberness. The silvered register plates are protected by a bowed glass, the recorder with vernier scale being operated by a knob below the register plate.

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

An English 17th-century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too.

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