THOMAS MILLES In Shooe Lane Fecit
THOMAS MILLES In Shooe Lane Fecit
THOMAS MILLES In Shooe Lane Fecit

THOMAS MILLES In Shooe Lane Fecit

c. 1655 London

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A fine late Second Period London lantern with all the features we expect from such clocks: high quality scrolling tulip and foliage engraved dial centre and corners, narrow Roman chapter ring with wheatear half-hour markers, well wrought original blued steel hand, engraved dolphin fret and boldly turned pillars, frame and feet cast in one piece. The movement was converted early in its life from verge escapement to anchor and long pendulum and therefore lost its alarm train which would originally have been mounted on the back plate.

Height: 15 ½ in (39 cm)

* Thomas Milles was the older brother of Humphrey Mills who moved away to work in Edinburgh 1643. It is believed he was apprenticed to Peter Closon and was not made a Free Brother of the Clockmakers Company until 1652. However, he had regularly taken on apprentices prior to that date through the lantern clockmaker Nicholas Coxeter. His workshop was in Shooe Lane, Westminster and he was last recorded in 1663.
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