Antique Clocks

Antique Clocks

sundials dating from the 1630s, I built this site to show a small collection of interesting examples that in my opinion have a certain historic, quirky, primitive, or rustic charm about them. I hope that by illustrating some of them here, it will help bring others to light and add to the excitement I believe these fascinating early clocks have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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sundials dating from the 1630s, I built this site to show a small collection of interesting examples that in my opinion have a certain historic, quirky, primitive, or rustic charm about them. I hope that by illustrating some of them here, it will help bring others to light and add to the excitement I believe these fascinating early clocks have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edward  Pardo and  Millborough

Made for ye Yarpole Wedding of

Anno Domini

1692

Brown, at ye Yarpole church in

Hertfordshire, 30th April

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Lantern Case, c1685

Charles I Sundial, 1634

Lantern Case, c1685

Lantern 30-hour, c1672

Key-Wound 30hr, c1668

Richard Savage, c1685

Richard Savage, 1692

Richard Savage, c1715

Richard Savage, c1720

John Sanderson, c1698

Walter Archer, c1700

Birds Hook + Spike 1720

T. Royle Ting Tang, 1744

R. Gilkes, Hook + Spike

T. Gilkes, Hook + Spike

Deodatus Threlkeld, 1709

Christ's Hospital, 1879

Bailey Turret Clock, 1895

    ichard Savage is the earliest domestic clockmaker in the county of Shropshire from whom work is known to survive today. He died in 1727 so any surviving clocks that come to light by him will be dated somewhere between around 300 to 340 years old.

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ichard Savage

Longcase

c1720

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    hown here is a wonderfully original 30-hour longcase by Richard Savage which came to light recently. Dating from c1720 it's a late example of his work, but is a very rare and interesting find.

 

 

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leur de lis half hour markers and female head spandrels.

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   he small and interesting iron and brass plated movement with a long - one and one eighth second pendulum has some really nice features which are found on Richard Savage clocks  dating from the late 17th century including tapered iron arbours with  goblet shaped brass collets and fancily ringed ironwork throughout including the four iron movement pillars. Richard Savage is best known for making lantern type birdcage movements with lovely brass or iron turned upright pillars giving the owners the option of using them either as wall clocks (being hung from the wall via hoop and spurs) to show off their lantern movements and without the cost of a case. Alternatively the movement could be housed in a longcase to keep the dust out. However, the example here was only ever made to be housed in a longcase  and this is confirmed by Savages small and rare plated movement without the lantern type pillars and would have been cased from day one!

Richard Savage

Salop, c1720

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The Dial

    he 10 inch brass dial with female head spandrels to the four corners has a matted dial centre, which has an engraved bird of peace along with ringing to the inner circle and arrow heads with small leaves to the outer circle. The applied chapter ring has attached fleur-de-lis hour markers with arrow head hour markings and is signed Richard Savage, Salop.

 

 

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The Movement

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Richard Savage rare

plated movement.

Tapoured arbours

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collets.

The Case

which is full of character and charm. It has beautifully turned barley twist pillars attached to the hood which has no mask and no hood door opening. The case is in an amazing original condition throughout which includes retaining its original seat board, base, plinth, backboard, iron lock, escouchen and blacksmith butterfly hinges. The original hood final is also been retained but has been cut down or rather on close inspection it looks like something has been taken off its top and probably done for ceiling height. Overall height approx 6foot, 11".

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he clock is housed in its wonderfully original  Early Oak case

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Wanted

Early English Lantern Clock, c1620-c1650

John Sanderson single-handed religious versed clock

17th century ultra primitive clock

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Richard Savage, 17th century clock

Isaac Symmes Sundial, c1610. Also spelt:-Simmes, Simes, Symes.

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     ue to google chrome not supporting Flash Based websites from December 2020 this website will soon be shut down and deleted.

 

     owever, I am currently in the early stages of designing and building a brand new and updated Early Clocks website and will hopefully be able to launch this new site at sometime in the near future.

 

   hope that you have enjoyed browsing this version of Early Clocks which has now had almost 500,000 visitors to the site and many thanks for all the kind comments that I have received with regards to my website over the years.

 

   am currently still searching for early examples to purchase and please do not hesitate to Contact Me should you have something that you think I may be interested in purchasing.

 

  lease see my Wanted page.

Wanted

Richard Savage

Lantern Clock.

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Wanted

17th century ultra primitive clock

Richard Savage, 17th century clock

John Sanderson single-handed religious versed clock

Early English Lantern Clock, c1620-c1650

Isaac Symmes Sundial, c1610. Also spelt:-Simmes, Simes, Symes.

Please Contact Lee Borrett

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