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THORNDIKE. A fine late Georgian mahogany tavern wall clock.

THORNDIKE. A fine late Georgian mahogany  tavern wall clock. THORNDIKE. A fine late Georgian mahogany  tavern wall clock.
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THORNDIKE. A fine late Georgian mahogany tavern wall clock.

Origin
Ipswich
Date
circa 1790 - 1800

A fine late Georgian mahogany tavern wall clock by this well-known Suffolk clockmaker.

The 18 inch white wooden convex dial has Roman hour numerals with an outer Arabic minutes circle and is enclosed by a moulded mahogany surround. It is fully signed in the centre Thorndike Ipswich. The original brass hands have heart shaped tips and the minute hand is counterpoised with a crescent shaped tip.

The small elegant  case and the trunk door are in mahogany. The case terminates in an ogee shaped base.

The 8-day weight driven movement has an anchor escapement, with steel rod pendulum and original tavern style lead weight.

Height:  39 in (99 cm) 

Width:  19 in (48.5 cm) 

Depth:  6 ½ in (16.5 cm)

* Samuel Thorndike, Ipswich, was born in 1757 and made  free of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1780. He married in 1781 and  he is recorded as working in Butter Market until 1801.  He died in 1819.

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