Edward Hemins C.1730

BICESTER (OXON)

Ref No 682

A good lantern clock by Edward Hemins, Bicester (Oxon) C.1730 mounted on an oak bracket.

The case of typical form has plain side frets and a front one engraved with foliage. It has side opening doors a bellstrap and bell. The two train movement has anchor escapement, strikes the hours via a countwheel and has a nicely decorated hammer spring.

The 6 ½” dial has a silvered chapter ring, original hand and a foliage engraved centre with a bold signature “Edw Hemins Bissiter”.

Edward Hemins was born in Bicester in 1698 and died in 1744. He was a well-known clockmaker and belfounder. Clocks by him are illustrated in books by Beeson, White, Hana and Loomes. All these books have further info on him.

Height: 15″ (38cms)

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