Mor. Placsson, London

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  1. Ticktocktime100

    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

    Hi all,

    I'm contemplating the purchase of a lantern clock which bears the signature of a maker I have not come across before: Mor. Placsson, London. I'd be curious to know if anyone has any information to offer, and if the name is listed in any reference books - Loomes, perhaps? Unfortunately, I can provide no pictures at the moment.

    Regards,

    JJ
     
  2. zedric

    zedric Registered User
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    There was one with that name on the big auction site before Christmas. Looked like the dial was made up, with embossed numbering. Given the name was on the dial, it is possible that was made up too.

    With lantern clocks, you often have to judge them on what is original to the clock, not what is not..
     
  3. Les harland

    Les harland Registered User

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    Loomes Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World has no entries for Placsson, I have tried Mor as well and found nothing
     
  4. Chris Radano

    Chris Radano Registered User

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    Loomes has a Plaxton, but mid-19th c. I looked in the book a little, but couldn't find anythnig close.
     
  5. Ticktocktime100

    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

    Thanks ever so much for your replies. That confirms my gut feeling, which was that the clock wasn't quite right. What is more, the patina looks a bit too fresh for my taste. I will be passing on this one...

    Regards.
     
  6. Les harland

    Les harland Registered User

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    The entry for Plaxton has him in Heaton Moor Lancahire
    Nowhere near London
     

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