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Clockmaker/By : George Lupton of Altrincham
Duration: 8 Day.
Circa : 1780.
Height : 86 inches.
Solid mahogany case with carved wooden paterae and swan necks.
Reeded pillars to hood, half repeated pillars to rear of hood.
Long trunk door with shaped top and flanked by quarter reeded pillar of the style seen on another of this maker's cases.
Canted corners to base with small ogee bracket feet.
Original trunk door lock and hood closure bolt.
Width at widest point 20" (hood).
11" x 15.5" brass arch Moon roller dial with attractive landscape scenes and people dressed in clothes of the era.
Maker's name and town engraved in dial arch.
Silvered dial with central calendar & brass hand, seconds dial and finely engraved hawk at 6 o' clock position.
Unusual Daisy head type spandrels.
Matching steel hour and minute hands.
George Lupton l (1772 - 1828) - The earliest record was when he advertised for a journeyman clockmaker in 1772 and was still recorded as having been working in 1828. By 1793 he was a freeholder and bought clock parts and tools from Peter Stubbs of Warrington from 1799 -1814. He was also an engraver. He was the forbearer of the Lupton family of clockmakers as detailed below:
George Lupton ll, Altrincham (1811 - 1829) Watch & clockmaker & corn dealer, Market Place.
John Lupton I, Altrincham (born 1698 - died 1759) Married Martha Fletcher at Manchester's Collegiate Church 17 October 1723 On 25 March 1724 took John Thomas Hardy as apprentice for 6 years at £28 and Thomas Harrop on 27 October 1753 for 7 years at £17 10s. In 1741 a watch by him was reported as lost. His gravestone at Bowdon records his death on 15 May 1759.
John Lupton lI, Altrincham ( 1763 - died 1765) Took Michael Upton as apprentice 1 June 1763 for 7 years at £15 Married to Hannah Clockmaker, will proved 1765.
John Lupton llI, Altrincham (1829 - 34) Children born 1829 - 31. In 1834 at the Market Place.
Hannah Lupton, Altrincham (1801 - 41) Market Place 1841 and probably the wife of John LLL.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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