|Description of the item|
An interesting C18th 8-day brass dial longcase clock with a rare penny-moon. A good size at only 7' (plus 1.5" for the finial). In restoring the clock we discovered the most extraordinary 'practice' engraving hidden away on the front plate of the movement. (Click the link for the extra photos). All fully prepared with photographic record.
A very attractive clock in the flesh.
|Information about the maker|
Hornby was known to be working from 1743 (Churchwarden's accounts 'for repairing the clock and chimes'). His death in 1791 is recorded as 'Clockmaker and hardware-man, died in an advanced age'. He died a wealthy man, leaving two houses worth £900. Several clocks are known by him, but he was not thought to have been a prolific maker.
|Dimensions & Specification|
8 day movement, striking the hours on a bell.
13" Brass dial with silvered centre and chapter ring. Penny moon is 2 3/8" dia.
Dims: 213cm) tall (excl finial) 217cm (inc. finial). Max width 54.6cm. Max depth 25.6cm
Original Blued steel hands. Solid oak case with mahogany hood and side columns.
Fully & professionally restored ready for sale. Dial and movement professionally overhauled. Case was in good order requiring only light restoration.
Full photographic record of the clock prior to the work starting will be provided..
John Roby (Author) has been researching the engraving of Manchester dials and believes this style of work indicates this dial was probably the work of fellow clockmaker and engraving specialist William Barlow of Ashton Under Lyne.
|What to do next|
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