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Longcase Clocks

 
 
A longcase clock, also tall-case clock, floor clock, or grandfather clock, is a tall, freestanding, weight-driven pendulum clock with the pendulum held inside the tower, or waist of the case. Clocks of this style are commonly 1.8-2.4 meters (6-8 feet) tall. The case often features elaborately carved ornamentation on the hood, or bonnet, which surrounds and frames the dial, or clock face. The English clockmaker William Clement is credited with the development of this form in 1670. Most longcase clocks are striking clocks, which means they sound the time on each hour or fraction of an hour.
 
     
 
The terms "grandfather", "grandmother", and "granddaughter" have all been applied to longcase clocks. Although there is no specifically defined difference among these terms, the general consensus seems to be that a clock smaller than 1.5 m (5 ft) is a granddaughter; over 1.5 m (5 ft) is a grandmother; and over 1.8 m (6 ft) is a grandfather.
 
     
 
 
   

Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock signed GEORGE TYLER, POES HEAD ALLEY, LONDON.

Brass dial with ringed winding holes, date aperture, blued steel hands and the centre having matting of exceptional quality. The door with herringbone border and short grain moulding. Sides crossbanded walnut, plinth quarter veneered, bordered with herringbone inlay and crossbanding. 8 day five pillar movement striking the hours on a bell.

George Tyler, a watch and clockmaker, apprenticed to Robert Dingley in 1692. He became a member of The CLockmakers Co. in 1699. An example of his work is illustrated in The Wetherfield Collection. A list of apprentices bound to George Tyler and his wife Lucy, were interestingly all women: Mary Darby, Rebeckah Fisher, Eleanor Mosley, Catherine Jackson, Hannah Campleshon, Elizabeth Newton.

Stock no.940.

Fully restored and guaranteed for one year.

£4,950.00
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Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
Superb figured walnut Longcase Clock
 
 
     
   
 
 
   

Charming 30 hour scumbled pine cottage Longcase Clock C.1840.

Height 182cm/17.5in.

Stock no.802.

Fully restored and guaranteed for one year.

£1,595.00 (price includes delivery and setting up within a 40 mile radius)

30 hour scumbled pin cottage longcase clock
30 hour scumbled pin cottage longcase clock
 
 
     
   
     
 

   

Very elegant ebonised 8 Day Longcase Clock By William Woster, London C.1705. Striking on a bell.

The domed hood with twin spires over silk backed fret. Two side windows & door columns with gilded capitols. The slim trunk with moulded door having bulls eye lenticle & brass bezel. Well proportioned base with stepped moulding. The five finned pillar movement having inside count wheel.

The 12" square dial having a chevron engraving to the outer edge. The spandrels being two angels supporting a crown & Maltese Cross. The chapter ring marked with Roman numerals & a thin outer ring of Arabic numbers with crosses at the corners. The matted dial centre with subsidiary seconds dial, ringed winding holes and date aperture with elaborate floral engraving.

Height: 95" to top of spire (stock no:729)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£5,900.00 (price includes delivery and setting up within a 40 mile radius)

 
     
   
 

   

18th Century Oak & Mahogany, Crossbanded, 30 Hour Longcase Clock by George Bourn, Kirkby.

The swan neck & dentil moulded top over round dial flanked by reeded pillars with brass Corinthian tops. The round brass 13" dial engraved with floral swags, Roman numerals & Arabic numbers and with a subsidiary date wheel, fancy blued steel hands. The trunk with reeded pillared corners & a shaped mahogany crossbanded door.

Height: 205cm (stock no:752)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£2,750.00 (price includes delivery and setting up within a 40 mile radius)

 
   
 
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