A Swiss domestic iron clock, made by Ehrhard Liechti, Winterhur, 1572, signed and dated by the maker. This is a fine example of the costliest type of Gothic iron clock with three trains for going, quarters and hour striking. The two bells are mounted in a richly decorated bell carriage set above the crenellated balance wheel. Mon age and phase indication, originally with alarm, is now missing.
The clock is from the Kellenburg Collection, Trade and Industry Museum, Winterthur, Switzerland
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From Antiquarian Horology, December 2001.