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Ref: CK - 7 Longcase Clock
Clockmaker/By : James Paterson of Banff (Aberdeenshire).
Duration : 8 day.
Circa : 1790.
Height : 84 inches.
Mellow mahogany veneers with fine rope inlays to hood and trunk door.
Break arch hood with side observation windows.
Brass capped pillars to hood repeated to rear of hood.
Long arch top trunk door.
Large oval contrasting inlay to base and bracket feet.
Width at widest point 21" (hood).
12" x 16" brass arch dial with engraved centre which appears to depict whiskey making in the Banff Speyside region.
Makers name engraving on boss in arch.
Seconds dial and calendar dial.
Strike / Silent option lever and also a Repeater option.
Silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals.
Matching steel hour / minute hands and unusual braches style spandrels.
James Paterson was listed as a clock and watchmaker in Banff from 1779 - 1829. He was born at Mill of Durn, Fordyce on 21 April 1757 and married Janet, daughter of Baillie Pattrick Cassie and his wife Janet Bissett.
In 1823 he owned a house in High Street and on 14 June 1779 he was admitted as a
burgess and guild brother 'on account of the singular regard the magistrates bear to him'
His daughter Janet died in 1784 and James Paterson died in October 1829.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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