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Brian & Joy Loomes

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A strikingly handsome lantern clock of the 1670s or 1680s by Richard Tracy, the only clock so far recorded by this maker. He was born about 1648 and was apprenticed to Nicholas Coxeter of London from 1661 to 1669, but did not take up his freedom in London. The distinctive style of this clock and its bold engraving suggest he moved to the West Country, the clock probably made in Devon between Plymouth and Exeter. A man of this name had a child named Hannah, baptised in Exeter in 1696. It was made originally with verge pendulum and was converted long ago to anchor escapement and long pendulum. Not restored but in full working order.

 


Brian & Joy Loomes
Calf Haugh Farmhouse
Pateley Bridge
Harrogate
North Yorkshire HG3 5HW
England
Tel: (UK) 01423 711163.
(international) +44 1423 711163



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