American Help I.D. this maker

Ron Roberts

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See attached photos. A note with this tall case clock stated that Walter Turnbull was working in Baltimore in the late 1700s. However, I cannot confirm this with any of the resources that I have.
Please help if you have any info on this.
Was the clock really made in America and if so when and what info is there on this maker?

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new2clocks

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See attached photos. A note with this tall case clock stated that Walter Turnbull was working in Baltimore in the late 1700s. However, I cannot confirm this with any of the resources that I have.
Please help if you have any info on this.
Was the clock really made in America and if so when and what info is there on this maker?

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Ron,

Here is a thread on John Turnbull:

Turnbull Clockmaker???

Regards.
 

Ron Roberts

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Thanks for the thread on John Turnbull. However, the face of this clock says Walter Turnbull. will appreciate help with that name. also what or where is Caltoun?
 

zedric

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Caltoun is in Scotland where this clock almost certainly comes from. There are a few other clocks by this maker on the net if you search for them.
 

oldcat61

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There is a long thread on Scottish brass dials. Yours looks like a cousin to my John Key clock made not far away in Dumbarton. How about some case photos?
 

jmclaugh

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A Walter Turnbull is listed in Calton (sometimes Caltoun) Glasgow, Scotland mid-late 18th C?
 

Ron Roberts

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Thanks JMclaugh. Can you point me to the reference for your information?
 

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