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Ref: CK - 38 Longcase Clock
Clockmaker/By : John Beech of Newcastle.
(Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire)
Duration : 8 day.
Circa : 1750.
Height : 83 inches.
Oak square with hood and turned pillars plus half pillars to rear of hood.
Oak pillars integrated into door and repeated quarter pillars to rear, gesso capped.
Long trunk door with wavy top.
Hood door, trunk door and base cross banded in fruitwood.
Original glass in hood.
Width at widest point 22" (Hood).
Brass square dial 12" with ringed winding holes and wheatear engraving to dial edges.
Matted centre with foliate engraving round date box aperture.
Silvered minute chapter ring with torch half hour markers and recessed seconds dial.
Good quality Indian head style spandrels.
Matching steel hour, minute and second hands.
There were four Newcastle - Under - Lyme clockmakers named John Beech and this clock was made by John Beech (1)
|John Beech (1)|| Born 1707.
apprenticed to John Redshaw 1721 - see below.
Known to be working 1740.
|John Beech (11)|| Born 1731.
Son of John Beech (1) and apprenticed to him.
|John Beech (111)|| Born 1801.
Apprenticed to William Heath.
|John Beech (1V)|| Born 1819.
Apprenticed to John Nickisson 1833.
John Redshaw (Newcastle-u -Lyme) - His known working dates were 1712-60. Born 1691 and apprenticed to Thomas Swinnerton of Newcastle-under-Lyme but continued apprenticeship under John Swinnerton after Thomas died.
John became 'Free' of his apprenticeship in 1711/12 and took John Beech as an apprentice in 1721. John Redshaw became a trustee of Presbyterian Meeting House and died in 1760, aged 69.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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