JUST PICKED THIS UP CAN'T FIND THE MAKER I THINK IT'S IRISH? ANY THOUGHTS?

Chris Klausen

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HOPING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT. CALIFORNI IS STENCILED IN PHOTO 6.MAYBE IT CAME OVER ON THE CALIFORNIAN?

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WIngraham

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Nice clock, it has a great dial. Loomes has a George Sherlock listed in Dunadry co. Antrim 1785-1800. There is also a Nettlebush House in Antrim at 50 Cherry Hill Rd. Maybe that's where it used to reside? The street nearby is Donegore Hill. Just random thoughts from googling.

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zedric

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Style wise the dial looks earlier than the dates given above for George Sherlock, although the makers in Ireland did not necessarily adhere to the same rules as those on the mainland. I suspect that the Californi stamped on the clock comes from timber used to repair it, and there are other repairs to the case witnessed by the very new piece of wood screwed into place - but the angle the photo is taken from, and the low resolution of the photos, don't help
 

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I agree with comments already made.

Your pix are incomplete, but even with the limited views, it appears that the case has had some "tinkering".

I think someone used a chunk of a crate with a stencil or label that read in part "California". Probably a fruit or vegetable crate? The Imperial Valley is a major producer year round.

The attempt at a broken arch crest is odd. I ask the knowledgeable if that was a type of crest used on these clocks? Appears to have some age.

RM
 

Chris Klausen

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Yes that's a new piece of wood with the stencil on it. At the time I posted I only had spent a few minutes looking at the clock.
 

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Nice dial, imo it could be as late 1785 though the hands and spandrels look earlier and the minute hand is a tad too long. The hood is an unusual variation on a swan neck.

I wonder what DONE THERY relates to as there appears to be no such place.
 

Chris Klausen

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The house it lived in was on Donegore Hill which is similar. The Nettlebush house still stands on 50 Cherry Hill Rd. Atrim N. Ireland.
I never thought I'd find the house one of my clocks lived in back when it was new.
 

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Yes, that's the one I saw, I think that's farm indicated in the note. It's cool to have backstories on the clocks we find, gives you an idea of the time and distance they've "seen."
 

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Nice dial, imo it could be as late 1785 though the hands and spandrels look earlier and the minute hand is a tad too long. The hood is an unusual variation on a swan neck.

I wonder what DONE THERY relates to as there appears to be no such place.
It is mentioned here as a location on a river called six mile water near Larne.

 
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