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Double Dial Convex 15 inch Dial striking ceiling hanging clock.

Philip Snowden

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Not a recent buy but thought your members may find it interesting.I first saw this clock when visiting a friend in Bath UK for the starting of a longcase he had restored Ceremony .Then years later it was in auction in Exeter so I had to have it .Made by Thwaites in about 1830 it has convex copper dials and retailed by Skinner of Exeter.I wonder if it was in his shop.Has a thin rosewood surround and the movement signed by Skinner. The owners name was Clive Ponsford who wrote a couple of books on Devon Clocks .It’s in this stand as I dare not ask the wife if I can hang it from the ceiling .

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novicetimekeeper

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That's quite a lump you have there, impressive clock
 

Chris Radano

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Yes I like the stand. Makes everything much more practical for today's home. If you don't have room, I have a counter that is perpendicular to a wall so we can see both dials.
Also the case is nice, the side frets give it a rather distinguished appearance.
I believe that's the earliest 2 sided clock I've seen.
 
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jmclaugh

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Very nice. Rose's book on dial clocks has a serial # dating table for Thwaites' clocks and also lists Thwaites as having carried out 12 jobs for a John Skinner. There is a John Skinner listed in Exeter along with his 2 sons, James and John (junior). The father and James both died in 1818, John (junior) who succeeded his father died in 1846.
 

Philip Snowden

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Very nice. Rose's book on dial clocks has a serial # dating table for Thwaites' clocks and also lists Thwaites as having carried out 12 jobs for a John Skinner. There is a John Skinner listed in Exeter along with his 2 sons, James and John (junior). The father and James both died in 1818, John (junior) who succeeded his father died in 1846.
Yes I did check the number on the front plate in Rose‘s book and it’s 1829 .This is the first striking one I’ve seen .This is a picture of Clive Ponsford at the starting of his Jourdaine longcase .He had a red ribbon round it cut it opened the door swung the pendulum and we all had a glass of red to celebrate.A lovely man and great loss to the clock world .And so pleased I have this clock to remember him by every time I wind it.

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