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Tall case identification help

010008

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Hello all, I am working on a tall case clock and would like some help regarding the maker. The face plate has two names and location. I can only make out the second name as & Hodgkin or Hodgkins and the location as Birmingham. Also, the dial is signed but faded. Pictures are attached. The square painted dial measures 13” x 13”. Thanks in advance for any help.

Dave Stewart

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JTD

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I think the name on your dial may be

Richards, Dolgelley. (This is a town in Wales, the modern Welsh spelling is Dolgellau)

Baillie lists Edward Richards, Dolgelly [another spelling variant], maker of long case clocks, married 1786.

Hope this helps.

JTD
 

novicetimekeeper

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The dial suggests something in the early part of the 19th century. It looks to have had a poor attempt at a repaint.
 

rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

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Hello all, I am working on a tall case clock and would like some help regarding the maker. The face plate has two names and location. I can only make out the second name as & Hodgkin or Hodgkins and the location as Birmingham. Also, the dial is signed but faded. Pictures are attached. The square painted dial measures 13” x 13”. Thanks in advance for any help.

Dave Stewart

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Did you just get a dial (face plate?), works and seat board or is there an entire case that goes with it?

The style of the case may give important clues to region and date of origin.

RM
 

010008

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Thanks for the input JTD

RM, the owner just brought the movement. I believe they said the case was walnut. I will double check that and see if I can get a picture.
 

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