Archive of John Shone, Author at Antique Grandfather Clocks

Oct 15 2017

Thomas Green and Sisters Chester Clocks

Chester Courant-21st. December 1779 Watch and clock trade.- THOMAS GREEN and SISTERS of Nantwich, beg leave to return their sincere thanks to their late father’s friends and the public for the favours he received during his long continuance  in the watch and clock trade, and humbly inform them, that the business will be continued at […]

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Oct 08 2017

Fish Leftovers

    a catalogue of ichthyes and many other creatures! can you categorize and itemize all of their features?   which of us would have known you knew so much of things piscean? as drawn on ancient pottery, both greek and mycenaean.     can you pigeonhole and classify, or register and scoop all the […]

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Oct 04 2017

How Many Flies a Tail by Alec Trivass

how many flies to a tail? well a horse has a big tail for shifting flies, but that’s not what i mean now, is it? so how many flies to a tail? (well of course it’s a long tale, so listen carefully, or you’ll miss it!)   a chit-chat is a lizard that lives on […]

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Sep 30 2017

Vice Versa by Alec Trivas

    my vice isn’t nice but my versa’s worser. to be very concise i’m a devoted curser.     my words are bluer than all of yours were, sir. but words from the sewer would provoke the amercer     so i’ll simply say in words that are terser that i’ve never been gay […]

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Sep 26 2017

LIVERPOOL

city with two cathedrals a city with two football teams a city of opposites. a city of great beauty a city of once ugly streets a city of opposites a city of great freedoms a city built on slavery a city of opposites. a city of individuals a city of sectarianism a city of opposites. […]

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Sep 21 2017

Water Clock By Thomas Cromer, Chester

A water clock or clepsydra was one apparatus by means of which time was measured. This method was in force from a very remote early period and necessitated a perfectly uniform flow of water. An ornamental form of clock consisted of a base containing a cistern into which water flowed and surmounted by a column […]

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Sep 18 2017

Additional Fish by Alec Trivass

    a catalogue of ichthyes and many other creatures! can you categorize and itemize all of their features?   which of us would have known you knew so much of things piscean? as drawn on ancient pottery, both greek and mycenaean.     can you pigeonhole and classify, or register and scoop all the […]

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Sep 16 2017

T.M.Bennett Jnr. and P.Ellis Brass & Bell Foundry, Chester Including Clock Parts

Chester Courant 11th December 1792   Brass and Bell foundry, where they  manufacture  in a superior manner, all kinds of brass work for cotton machines of all description, complete suits  of clock-work approved brass movements, clock-bells cast from the best London patterns, steel pinions ,wrougt work and clock weights for eight day clocks and thirty […]

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Sep 12 2017

Of John and Liverpool Docks

    the hulk of a crane the spider’s web tracery of girders against a pre-dawn sky. the swell of the waves their gentle lapping against the pier. the forlornness of a seagull’s cry. the mournful sounds of a ferryboat; the hooting of a tug, come floating- ghostlike-with the sea mist, which now is vanishing […]

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Sep 08 2017

ROBERT BOWERS, CHESTER , CLOCKS AND WATCHES

Chester Courant 11th October 1791. No.19, Near the Feathers Inn, Bridge Street, Bridge Street Row, CHESTER Watches, which are made under his own inspection, having from eighteen years study, made himself by working under some of the first masters in the kingdom, perfectly acquainted with the principles of repeating horizontal seconds and plain watches, which […]

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