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Clockmaker/By : Sim & Warden of Aberdeen.
(Lord Nelson Clock).
Duration : 8 day.
Circa : 1810.
Swan necks with brass paterae and brass finials.
Corinthian pillars to hood and repeated to rear of hood.
Side windows to hood.
Long door with dome top and boxwood inlay.
Quarter reeded pillars to trunk.
Base with boxwood inlay and bracket feet.
Width at widest point 20" (Hood).
12" x 16" painted arch dial with portrait of Horatio Nelson in arch and his surname with decoration in the corners.
Matching steel hands and seconds dial.
The falseplate bears the stamp R Hipkiss, Birmingham. In 1808 the firm of Hipkiss & Harold became Richard Hipkiss who continued to work at Suffolk Street, Birmingham until 1811 and probably later.
Alexander Sim and Robert Warden were in partnership for a while in Aberdeen up until circa 1820 trading as Sim & Warden.
Alexander Sim, watchmaker and clockmaker, worked at Upper Kirkgate, Aberdeen 1790 - 1818.
Robert Warden's known working dates in Aberdeen were c1815 - 1820 as a clockmaker & watchmaker.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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