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This Longcase Walnut's Maker - Obadiah Smith of Ratcliffe High Way London is recorded "apprenticed to Thomas Lumpkin, Master, Citizen and Clockmaker, Middlesex, London, 30th May 1718 for 7 years at a premium of £20, then transferred to John Allen in May 1720 when, it is believed, Thomas Lumpkin died as he is not known after 1719." Obadiah Smith was a known member of the Clockmakers Company in 1725 - about the time he made this clock. Recorded died 1727 in Kingston on Thames, Surrey.

This Longcase Walnut's Movement - The high quality month movement having 5 finned, ringed and knopped pillars striking on a single bell via a countwheel high up on the backplate. Unusually, the going and striking trains are transposed and the two winding holes are not "dropped" in the dial, the layout and appearance being of a conventional 8 day example.Brass bound weights. - Price: £24,500

ANTIQUE Longcase Walnut CLOCK - LCWAL 119

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Title LCWAL 119
   
Case An excellent, well proportioned, long door, highly figured and contrasting walnut veneered case with breakarch top, the hood with side windows and brass insert fluted columns. Typical chevron stringing and walnut crossbanding, the base with raised panel and two step plinth, the lower, shaped.
Dial 12" breakarch brass dial signed Obadiah Smith Ratcliffe High Way London to wheatear edge engraved convex boss in arch, the wheatear picked out in red wax. The finely matted dial centre having ringed winding holes, "starburst" to centre of subsidiary seconds dial, conventional square date box and "feathered head" spandrels. Blued cut steel hands.
Movement The high quality month movement having 5 finned, ringed and knopped pillars striking on a single bell via a countwheel high up on the backplate. Unusually, the going and striking trains are transposed and the two winding holes are not "dropped" in the dial, the layout and appearance being of a conventional 8 day example.Brass bound weights.
Maker Obadiah Smith of Ratcliffe High Way London is recorded "apprenticed to Thomas Lumpkin, Master, Citizen and Clockmaker, Middlesex, London, 30th May 1718 for 7 years at a premium of £20, then transferred to John Allen in May 1720 when, it is believed, Thomas Lumpkin died as he is not known after 1719." Obadiah Smith was a known member of the Clockmakers Company in 1725 - about the time he made this clock. Recorded died 1727 in Kingston on Thames, Surrey.
Date Circa 1725. Given the aforementioned data this is a very confident attribution.
Height 88.5" ( 225 cms. )
Price £24,500

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