Grandfather Clock cicra 1775 Welsh

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Seller: gwenllianbirthday (12) 0%, Location: Cardiff, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 163813585266 Grandfather Clock cicra 1775 Welsh. Beautifully restored Welsh grandfather clock, makers are Morris Thomas and Sons of Caernarfon. New Oak backboard, rest original. circa 1775 dimensions: height 197cm depth 27cm width 48cm (hood and base) Pick up only please. Open to offers. Further details: Case: Oak Swan-neck, hood & trunk. Long trunk door with brass key Short bracket feet to base. Width at widest point 48cm (hood). Dial: Brass dials. Maker's name 'M Thomas, Carnarvon' (sic) engraved on bottom of face. Matching hands. Roman and Arabic numerals. Oak / Brass Winding Key Crank Winder Maker: Morris Thomas was also known as 'Maurice' and spelt his town name engraved as Carnarvon'. An alternative spelling at the time was 'Karnarvon' for what we now call Caernarfon. He worked in Booth Street and was a prolific maker of longcase clocks with brass dials, including many of high quality - tidal dials, moon dials and special astronomical dials. Cases also of high quality, in oak and mahogany. His son Robert worked with him (see below). Employed on 20 March 1770 to wind and regulate Caernarvon town clock. Mentioned in 1794 census as a widower with three children. A clock of circa 1780 is known with 'M Thomas Carnarvon' engraved in the arch boss and his son's name 'Robert Thomas' engraved in the dial centre. Robert Thomas worked in Bangor Street and died in 1827. He was paid to wind and regulate the Caernarvon town clock from 1813 - 27. Many of his longcase clocks are known and a longcase clock made by him is in Bangor Museum. Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Sub-Type: Grandfather, Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock, Material: Oak

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