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18th c English Miniature lantern clock

DeanT

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Hopefully this will arrive in the post next week. Its 24cm high so very small for a lantern.

I can't read the name ...C Southam of Gorton, Yorton or something like that. There is a Southam listed in London before 1737.

It was a cheeky bid which I left as the auctioneer had a silly low estimate on it as he didn't have a clue what it was...or maybe he knew more than me as I bought it.. LOL

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Mike Phelan

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Nice clock! Gorton is a suburb of Manchester now, but would have been a village then in the 18th century.

I'm amazed that the auctioneer didn't know what it was :emoji_hushed:
 

jmclaugh

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Nice, sounds like you got a very good deal. Gorton is where the football team Manchester City was formed.
 

novicetimekeeper

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I know of no other Gorton than the one in Manchester, famous for being the home of the Beyer & Peacock locomotive works, but that's the last place I'd expect to see a lantern clock made.


Glad it arrived safely, always a bit of a worry when you don't know who packs it!
 

DeanT

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The clock as a whole is very dirty with a reasonable amount of rust but quite fixable. It actually runs in spite of the layer of grime.

Definitely C Southam Gorton. The engraving doesn't feel too provincial.

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