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Shaped like a 17th century lantern, its dome being a bell, this was the first type of mechanical clock used in high status houses. It would have been mounted on a shelf allowing room for a pendulum and chains carrying weights to power the clock and striking mechanism. From Stirling Castle, unknown maker, late 1600s.
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17th Century
h 395mm (h 1' 3 9/16")
w 170mm (w 6 11/16")
d 0.19mm
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