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Height: 14 ½ in (37 cm)
*Thomas Knifton was apprenticed to William Selwood in 1632 for eight years. He subsequently had his workshop at the Crossed Keys in Lothbury in St Margaret’s Parish and was first mentioned there in June 1646. He was one of the most preeminent and prolific lantern clockmakers along with Peter Closon and Thomas Loomes. Tragically, his workshop was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. He died in January 1667 a poor man, but with his rich legacy of lantern clocks largely intact for future generations. His daughter, Sarah, married the clockmaker Edward Norris who had also been an apprentice of William Selwood.
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