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Clockmaker/By : William Gammon of Birmingham.
Duration : 8 day.
Circa : 1820.
Height : 15 inches.
Ebonised Pear Wood.
Pad top with brass carrying handle.
Brass fish scales frets to front and sides of case, backed with red silk.
White painted 6" convex dial signed:
Matching steel hands.
Edge engraving to back plate which is repeated around edge of pendulum.
Pendulum lock for transportation purposes.
Strike / Silent option.
Central pendulum Fast / slow regulator.
William Gammon was known to have worked in the Bull Ring, Birmingham 1812-21 and an ebonised bracket clock 'Gammon, Birmingham' is known.
He was the son of Thomas Gammon (l) and was apprenticed to Charles Smith, Bunhill Row, London on 7 September 1795. He was Free of the Clockmakers Company on 5 September 1814, then worked in Birmingham. He died at his home in Green Lane, Birmingham on 26 August 1840.
He also made longcase regulator clocks with painted dials and a longcase clock with a painted arched dial signed Gammon, Birmingham is also known. The Gammon family were active in Hereford from 1773 to 1812 where Thomas (1) had moved to from London, sometime before 1770.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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