Looking for info about John Troughton, English Clock Maker

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  1. ClocksCollector

    ClocksCollector Registered User

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    John Troughton Clock 1.jpg John Troughton Clock 2.jpg Hi, I am looking for some information concerning John Troughton. I was unable to get a photo of the movement. However, from the Internet I discovered that Troughton lived in Helstone. Any other information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
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    #2 jmclaugh, Jul 27, 2013
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    I can find two makers with the name John Troughton listed both are in Cornwall, one in Helston 1707-1750 and ano in Penryn mid-late 18th C, there appears to be nothing to say which one it might be . The case is a nice one, if a little top heavy, and not in inexpensive for the period though the hands aren't original.
     
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    Thanks for your reply jmclaugh. What are the chances of finding a pair of original hands? Can you post a photo of what they should look like?
     
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    jmclaugh Registered User

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    Have a look on the web such as the site below for the style of hands. English Domestic Clocks by Cescinsky & Webster is still probably the best source for info on brass dial longcase clock hands.

    Btw the chapter ring would almost certainly have been silvered.

    http://www.brianloomes.com/collecting/brass/
     

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