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Item:333589046942Antique 8 Day Long Case Clock by R. Homer & Sons of Nantwich Lovely oak case with inlay and mahogany decoration. This clock has been in my possession for many years. Not sure how old the clock is so if you have any horological books and can give me any more info on the maker then I’d be happy to hear from you. I’m guessing it might be circa 1850 but I’m no expert. If you contact the Nantwich museum they might be able to give you more info on the maker. It has an unusual round dial. Condition: It is in good working order. Good condition for age. Normal wear and tear commensurate with age. Some shrinkage of the wood panels – see pics. Small piece of wood missing from the bottom front right of the case – see pics. Shrinkage of oak panels on front base section - see pics. As this clock is over 100 years old it does have signs of wear, scrapes and marks, shrinkage and seasoning shrinkage, which is common for this type of clock, it is what you would expect to find, on a genuine and original clock. So please study the pictures carefully, as I cannot describe all cracks chips, scrapes, scratches, faults etc, what you see in the pictures is part of my description. If you would like to view this clock, that would be no problem. I would be happy to show you it working. Thanks for looking. Free delivery and set up if you are local to Reading (within 10 miles of Reading) - otherwise buyer collects. Approx dimensions : 7' high x 2’ wide x 10" deep. Clock making in Nantwich by Andrew Lamberton ALTHOUGH Nantwich is noted for its salt, leather and clothing trades, it is not generally appreciated that the town was an important centre for clock making. The museum has catalogued as many Nantwich-made clocks as possible. Photographs have been taken of each clock and a description has been included. The catalogue consists of a number of easy-to-use folders, with clocks listed under makers in chronological order. The longcase clocks start with Thomas Talbot who was producing high quality eight-day movements around 1700, progressing through the well-known Gabriel Smith soon after, to John Naylor with his famous astronomical clock. Gabriel Smith started clock making at Barthomley, near Nantwich. Other makers of note include James Green, Thomas Birchall and John Stanyer – who appears to have been the most prolific of all, judging by the number of clocks located (22). All these makers produced brass dial clocks with fine engraving. Around 1773, painted dials started to appear and eventually replace the brass dial and there are several examples of brass and painted dial clocks by the same maker. Later makers of some note include Joseph Walker, William Massey, William Palin and James Topham (one of whose clocks is pictured). It is very pleasing to record that the industry is still alive in and around Nantwich. About 1975, John Craven made five clocks including one regulator, and more recently Peter Matravers produced three, and Geoff Gray 14. At present there are three local makers and their clocks are recorded and catalogued in the modern section. Altogether more than 140 clocks have been located and catalogued. Nantwich clocks were covered in some detail in a catalogue for a previous exhibition at the museum, “Nantwich Clockmakers” by A.A.Treherne, published in 1985. More than 100 names were listed together with biographies where appropriate. Unfortunately, copies of the booklet are no longer on sale. The Nantwich Clockmakers and their clocks HERE, in chronological order, are the number of clocks known to exist. Thomas Talbot 6, Gabriel Smith 8, John Naylor 3, Samuel Young 5, Cartwright 1, James Green 13, John Green 1, Thomas Moyle 1, Thomas Birchall 11, Abraham Butler 1, John Kitchen 1, John Lloyd 1, John Stanyer 22, Kitchen and Lloyd 5, Joseph Walker 8, Enoch Hawksey 3, John Salmon 4, Joseph Symcock 2, Thomas Clowes 2, Thomas Cross 3, William Massey 8, George Walker 1, James Topham 6, William Palin 5, Joseph Tomkinson 3, John Palin 3, A.Palin, 1, J.Wilkinson 1.Condition:Good working order. Normal wear and tear commensurate with age - see pics. Small piece of wood missing from base front corner - see pics. Shrinkage of oak panels on front base section - see pics., Age:Antique, Pre-1900, Featured Refinements:Longcase Clock, Clock Type:Longcase/ Grandfather Clock, Features:8-Day
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Antique 8 Day Long Case Clock by R. Homer & Sons of Nantwich