Archive of July 2012 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Jul 24 2012


In 1768, John Wyke, moving into middle age, married Jane Romily and settled down in his new buildings in Wyke’s Court, LIVERPOOL. From 1774 to 1782, he was in business with Thomas Green and together they sold high quality clocks, watches and tools, displaying expert craftsmanship and artistry. John Wyke  retired from public life in […]


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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Jul 10 2012

John Wyke 1754-1768 Business Prospers.

In 1754  John Wykes wife Ellen, died. He married a second wife, Ann Holding in 1756. In 1758 he set up a business in Liverpool and the following year, sold his premises in Prescot, described in an advert as ” A very Commodius, pleasant and well situated dwelling  house and shop. ”  John now concentrated […]


Jul 02 2012

John Wyke of Prescot and Liverpool,the early years

I have been asked several times recently if I have any in depth information regarding the carer of John Wyke, Antique Grandfather Clocks,Watches and Tools maker of  Prescot and liverpool. I am most grateful to the staff of the  Pescot Clocks and Watches museum for the help they gave me in my research.I am listing […]