Archive of antique Archives - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Aug 05 2017

Ecclesiastics 3

To everything there is a reason And a time to every purpose under the heaven A time to be born and a time to die A time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted A time to kill and a time to heal A time to break down and a […]

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Jul 22 2017

Yearning by Alec Trivass

where the high tide wets the lonely shore, i’ll ask you (from the strand line store of jetsam from the ocean’s maw) to open up the ocean’s door and take me to the ocean’s floor. while men above may ply their oar the deep will quiet the ocean’s roar and together we will explore the mysteries, ’til i am […]

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Jul 18 2017

An 18th Century Chester clockmaker (conclusuion)

The writer seeking an explanation for the two signatures on the clock other than that occasioned by the possible replacement of a part of the dial through wear or damage, sought the opinion of Mr.H. Kenyon of the Old Leche House. Mr.Kenyon reviewed the transitional period when the square face long clocks were gradually going out […]

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Jul 15 2017

An 18th Century Chester Clockmaker

In the Sheaf of 5th. March 1960, reference is made to the Wrench family as Chester clockmakers of the 17th. and 18th. centuries. Two bore the name of John and two of William, but there is now evidence of another clockmaker in the family, Robert Wrench. His name does not appear in the Baillie records.  […]

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Jul 11 2017

Robert Fletcher, Chester Clock and Watch Maker

This information is taken from the Chester Courant 7th July 1789. Robert Fletcher respectfully acquaints  his friends and the Public, that he has removed from his late shop, adjoining the Eastgate, to a more commodious one in Foregate Street, nearly opposite the Post Office, late in the holding of Mr. Wilcoxon, linen-draper, where he makes […]

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Jul 03 2017

LABOUR NOT by Alec Trivass

you labour too long on things that used to be or on things that are. go with the flow of life like a raft on a river. go wherever it takes you. if something interests you, by all means paddle to the bank and rest a while. but there’s no resisting the flow. allow yourself […]

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Jun 30 2017

Home Life by Alec Trivass

home is a place that i come to each evening, kids at the window and wife at the door home is a place with a warm fire burning for my returning each evening at four. home is a place, just a house and a garden but evenings and weekends i know i am king. that’s […]

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Jun 25 2017

MORNING MELANCHOLY by Alec Trivass

the morning air, still cold from night brings sounds and smells. and cold grey light lights up the fading pattern on the wall. the household is awakening to the rattle and clink of breakfast things, for the milkman has made his call. the milkman softly urged his horse that pulled the drey with graceful force, […]

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Jun 21 2017

Tarporley Clockmaker(conclusion)

There is an early record of Tarporley  tradesmen in 1789 but it contains no record of watch and clockmakers. Nevertheless there are clocks inscribed Tarporley as place of origin in existence at about the time by William Rubottam(Liverpool 1790-6)and Thomas Read (Manchester 1790-18oo).One example by Rubottam indicates in its dial a moving ship-a possible connection with a […]

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Jun 18 2017

Tarporley Clockmaker

Watch and clockmakers trading in Tarporley have a long and fairly continuous history. It was, however the system in many places for the clocks to be ” bought in ” either complete, or in parts, for assembly and the name of the local trader added on the dial prior to its sale. As a result it was […]

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