Appearance: Lantern clock hanging on wall nail.
Period: Early to late.
Escapement: Single and double foliot, plus later balance wheel.
Power Source: Lead or brass weight.
Construction: Lantern with square or rectangular pillars.
As hashira-dokei, these clocks were placed on the wall or pillar. Kake-dokei all have a little hoop at the back to hang them on a nail or spike on the wall, or the toko-bashira (square post) next to the tokonoma (alcove) of a Japanese room. The descriptions of the clocks are similar to other lantern-style clocks.
Examples: Kake-dokei in author’s collection. Circa 1730. Very early iron going and strike mechanism, plus iron single foliot escapement. Early hand-beaten brass side plates. Waricoma chapter ring on iron rotating dial plate. Hour and half-hour markers of brass with silver facings. Sexagesimal date aperture above dial (one indicator missing). Replacement bell. Overall height 245mm.