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Purchased from the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co., London, April 1932 by an American collector.
Thence by decent.
A TOMPION TABLE CLOCK FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTION
F. H. Green, Old English Clocks, Ditchling, 1931, p. 65, plates XXIV and XXV.
R. W. Symonds, Thomas Tompion, London, 1951, fig. 181, p. 197, p. 117.