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7698

A slender, well proportioned, long door, oak, case with pillarless hood and flat top with fretted frieze under.Typical 18C "cottage" clock.

Dial
10" square brass dial with finely matted dial centre, "floating" half hour markers to chapter ring,Blued cut steel single hand.

Movement
Good quality 30 hour "birdcage" movement with turned brass pillars.Hourly ( countwheel ) striking on a single bell.

Maker
John Wilkins of Marlborough is recorded as acting as a bondsman on a marriage licence in 1757 where he is described as a "Watchmaker" which, at the time, was regarded in higher esteem than a clockmaker.He is recorded as late as 1790.

Date
Late 18thC.Dating by style circa 1765.

Height
82.3" ( 209 cms. ).

Price:  £4,250

 


Allan Smith
Amity Cottage
162 Beechcroft Road
Upper Stratton
Swindon Wiltshire
SN2 7QE England
Tel./Fax. +44 (0)1793 822977
Mobile +44 (0)7778 834342

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