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Ref: CK - 14 Longcase Clock
Clockmaker/By : Humphrey Hadley III of Birmingham.
Duration : 8 day.
Circa : 1750.
Height : 88.5 inches.
Oak with square caddy top Chinese style fretwork to hood.
Turned brass capped pillars to hood and to trunk.
Long trunk door with wavy top and narrow canted corners to trunk.
Panel to base with canted corners and plinth at bottom.
Width at widest point 21.75 ins (hood).
Brass arch dial with Penny Moon and stars set in night sky set in arch flanked by sea serpents Maker's name ' Humph Hadley Birmingham' engraved t bottom of chapter ring.
Dial 12" x 16.5" with matted centre and crown and foliate engravings.
Silvered minute chapter ring with fleur de le half hour markers, silvered seconds chapter ring , salt box calendar aperture and ringed winding holes.
Eagle and urn style brass spandrels.
Matching steel hour and minute hands.
There were four makers named Humphrey Hadley as set out below. The maker of this clock was Humphrey Hadley III. In addition to these makers there were other members of the family engaged in clock making up until 1884.
Humphrey Hadley I
High St, Birmingham known working dates, died May 1698.
Founder of the dynasty who was also a gun maker and turret - clock maker.
Humphrey Hadley II
Birmingham known working dates dates 1680-1725c.
Took Samuel Bayley as an apprentice 1716.
Made clock for the Grammar School 1707 and for Aston Parish Chuch 1708.
Married in 1696 and had two sons - Isaac Hadley and Humprey Hadley III.
Humphfrey Hadley III
Birmingham known working dates 1735-45.
Succeeded to the family business.
Repaired Lichfield Cathederal clock 1745.
Made a new clock for St. Phillip's Church in 1735.
Had son David Hadley.
Humphfrey Hadley IV
High St. Birmingham known working dates 1780-1822.
Clockmaking son of David Hadley.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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