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A good quality oak longcase clock by Thomas Lawson of Keighley c.1765

  • Maker: Thomas Lawson of Kighley 1765 (NV Dinsdale, The Old Clockmakers of Yorkshire)
  • Date: 1765
  • Height: 217cm Width: 57cm Depth: 25cm
  • Price: 2,950

 

Case

A good quality oak 30 hour longcase clock by Thomas Lawson of Keighley, circa 1765.
The well proportioned case constructed of finely figured quarter sawn oak, of good colour and patination. The swan-neck pediment topped hood with verre eglomise decoration beneath and freestanding turned columns terminating with gilded wooden capitals beneath. The long trunk door with shaped top, flanked by quarter turned columns, with the original turnbuckle lock and brass drop. The figured oak base surmounted on shaped bracket feet.

Dial

The fine quality square brass dial with finely matted and enraved centre with revolving painted "Halifax" moonphase zone. The silvered Roman chapter ring and date zone, surrounded by cast brass spandrels, signed Thomas Lawson Kighley. (Note the old way of spelling Keighley)

Movement

The fully restored movement of 30 hour duration united by four
knopped pillars, with anchor escapement and countwheel striking the hours on a single bell.

The movement is fully restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.
Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.

Weights and pendulum


Lead weight and brass faced bob pendulum.


Hands

Finely fretted blued steel hands.

 

 

 


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