Appearance:      Brass workings enclosed in a temple bell.

Kane 1

Period:               Late.

Escapement:     Usually verge and balance wheel.

Power Source:   Spring.

Construction:    Kane-dokei or ‘temple bell’ clocks had their movements placed inside the bell and were suspended from above so that the dial would show at the mouth of the bell.  A hammer struck the hours on the outer bell.  The clock was wound through an aperture in the bell.

Example: From the John Read Collection.