Who is "John Lawrence- Lancaster" Tall case dial

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  1. Jeff Beehler

    Jeff Beehler Registered User
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    I happend across and came into aquiring a tall case clock. I call it that but it stands only 7 ft. tall. The case is a flat top, mahogany and oak, brass pillars at the pole ends at each side of the door and a 13in. square "heavy' brass dial which has incribed in a circle (where a calendar bit is usually located)below the hand shaft hole "John Lawrence"(engraved in script with all the curly cues) Lancaster. This dial has cast brass corner spandrels and a calendar bit where the second bit usually is. Can anyone shed any light on what I found? I can e-mail pictures on request. The only thing I can find is listed in Disten & Bishop Lawrence, John, Philadelphia c.1790

    Thanks in advance

    Jeff Beehler

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  2. Jeff Beehler

    Jeff Beehler Registered User
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    I happend across and came into aquiring a tall case clock. I call it that but it stands only 7 ft. tall. The case is a flat top, mahogany and oak, brass pillars at the pole ends at each side of the door and a 13in. square "heavy' brass dial which has incribed in a circle (where a calendar bit is usually located)below the hand shaft hole "John Lawrence"(engraved in script with all the curly cues) Lancaster. This dial has cast brass corner spandrels and a calendar bit where the second bit usually is. Can anyone shed any light on what I found? I can e-mail pictures on request. The only thing I can find is listed in Disten & Bishop Lawrence, John, Philadelphia c.1790

    Thanks in advance

    Jeff Beehler

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  3. gre406

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    Jeff..Email me photos and I will post..
    Geo
     
  4. David Thomas

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    John Lawrence worked in Lancaster (England) from about 1762 to about 1800. There is a picture of a clock by him in "Clockmakers of Northern England" by Brian Loomes on page 156. It matches your description.

    Regards
    Dave

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  6. David Thomas

    David Thomas Registered User

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    The general style and the engraving of leaves is identical to the dial shown in the book. I am not an expert but I would date it about 1780.

    Regards,
    Dave
     

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