Archive of antique Archives - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Jun 25 2017

MORNING MELANCHOLY

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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Jun 16 2017

REVELATION

i walked along one summer’s evening not caring where i went thru’ parks and lanes and yellow fields all my money spent. i heard the bees, i saw them weaving from flower to flower scent their nectar and their pollen yields all to honey went i heard a bird, i saw it leaving a tree […]

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Jun 12 2017

Lawrence Earnshaw, An Exrtaordinary Cheshire Man (Conclusion)

As previously stated, it was intended to erect a marble Slab  in Mottram Church, but it was found to be surrounded by so man difficulties that it was abandoned. The Mottram Burial Board, having offered the Committee the choice of a plot of ground in the Cemetery, it was agreed to erect a monument in the centre […]

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Jun 09 2017

Lawrence Earnshaw an Extraordinary Cheshire Man (Part Eight)

This letter, concerning Earnshaw, was followed by several others, one of which intimated that the people were under a moral obligation to carry out such an idea, or the very bones of the old genius would some day cry out against them. Local poets had more than once sung his praises and expressed their grief at the […]

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Jun 03 2017

Lawrence Earnshaw An Extraordinary Cheshire Man (Part Seven)

Lawrence Earnshaw died poor  on May 12, 1767 and was buried in what is termed as a common grave, thus sharing the fate of many who have faithfully served their country by the faculty of invention. Poor Lawrence had a powerful and a practical turn of mind and a generous sympathy for the people and […]

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Feb 02 2016

JAMES CARTER GRANDFATHER CLOCK AND WATCHMAKER 1780-1848 CONTD.

James continued to work for Uncle George and started his visits to ( my relations in the Fylde). In 1802 his mother died ” Bot a grave on the North side of the Old Church and put a headstone- Aged  57 years, A Good Mother “. In 1805 another Watch and Grandfather Clock maker uncle, William […]

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Jul 12 2012

Marquetry And Lacquered Grandfather Clock Cases

Marquetry and lacquered grandfather clock cases Both used to house top quality works. Made from the mid to late seventeeth century to the early to mid eighteenth century. I do not think that many, if any, Cheshire clockmakers would have housed their works in such cases. A marquetry case, housing a works by Thomas Talbot […]

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