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Clockmaker/By : John Halifax of Barnsley.
Duration: 8 Day.
Circa : 1740.
Height : 88"
Oak case with swan neck pediments and carved wooden paterae.
Turned shaped pillars to hood and splats to rear.
Original glass to hood door. Long narrow trunk door.
Quarter reeded pillars to trunk.
Canted corners to base with shaped plinth.
Width at widest point 18.5" (hood)
12" square brass dial with ringed winding holes, early spandrels and wheatear engraving to dial edges.
Silvered chapter ring with engraved fleur- de - leys half - hour markers.
Matted dial centre with recessed seconds dial and large semi - circular date dial.
Quality matching steel hour and minute hands.
John Halifax (I) was supposedly born in 1694 in Springthorpe (Lincs), was working in Barnsley in 1710 and buried in Barnsley in 1750.
John (I) had six sons:
1719 John (ll) thought to have been a clockmaker but not yet confirmed.
1721 Thomas, went to London as a goldsmith, where knighted 1778 and died in 1789.
1725 George, a clockmaker who moved to Doncaster in 1750 and became a celebrated barometer maker. He died in 1811.
1728 Joseph, thought to have been a clockmaker and died 1762 when also a postmaster.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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