Archive of July 2016 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Jul 13 2016

SOME EARLY CHESTER GRANDFATHER CLOCKS AND WATCH MAKERS

Recent acquisitions by the Grosvenor Museum include three examples of Antique Grandfather Clocks by Chester Clock and Watchmakers. The earliest is a Lantern Clock of the second half of the 17th century by John Buck. It is of brass and of the usual type, the face engraved  with a floral pattern and the upper part […]

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Jul 08 2016

ALEC’S COCKROACH

scuffle! scuffle!–in the silence of the night a cockroach was searching for food with his bride and his friends and their kids, then on comes the light!… scuffle! scuffle! scuffle!  for somewhere to hide. into the bread bin, or underneath the cheese; over the bacon, like steeplechase rider, round cartons of spices and packets of peas, […]

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Jul 07 2016

DANIEL SEDDON OF FRODSAM GRANDFATHER CLOCK MAKER

Beyond  the following fragmentary note, I have found nothing respecting this local clockmaker. His name does not appear in the Register of Frodsham  Parish, in the Freemen Rolls of Chester, and in the printed  indexes of Wills proved at Chester. The surname is quite a common one in the county. In is probable that the […]

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Jul 05 2016

ALEC’S CLOCK

    “the face of the moment ticking away upon the mantlepiece portioned the day into twenty four hours dark, light, and grey   tho’ time passes slowly passing the buck with each passing minute never gets stuck, for ticking is living, and so he ‘tuck’.   so for hours, and yours and everyone’s time […]

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