Clocksmiths, blacksmiths, and others who also made clocks as well as clockmakers.
He divides his time between publishing books on horological subjects and restoring clocks — particularly those with interesting mechanisms.
He has written numerous articles in magazine, on subjects ranging from an important drawing of clockwork by Leonardo da Vinci to the makers of painted clock dials.
The movements were principally of 8 Day Duration and 30 Hour but there was also Month Duration and on very rare occasions, Year Duration.
Cabinet work was mostly produced using solid oak, solid and veneered mahogany & veneered walnut.
Longcase Clocks are delivered Free in the UK and for our overseas customers a full Export service can be made available by our approved and well established Fine Art Export Shipper. The Longcase Clock evolved during the second half of the 17th century.
Throughout the next 200 years the longcase clock changed dramatically from the very first small ebony veneered examples to the large Victorian clocks of the 19th century.
The first volume studies the clock trade, and how it was organised, both in the large cities and rural areas.
It is shown that clockmakers relied heavily on the services of other craftsmen: brass founders, iron forgers, pinion makers, engravers, and cabinet-makers, as well wholesale suppliers of clock parts.
A very good, typically "Bristol," breakarch painted dial, long door, flame mahogany longcase clock with swan neck pediment and Adam & Eve AUTOMATON by J ( John ) Warry of Bristol circa 1815. Typical high quality two step plinth to base, the lower shaped. Almost identical to LCMAH 349, but lighter in colour. An excellent, classic London, flame mahogany, 8 day longcase clock of superior quality by Charles Howse of London, with 12" breakarch brass dial circa 1800. Spencer and Perkins of London ( recorded Snow Hill 1765 - 1810 ).
A late 18C, classic "London," long door, flame magogany, brass dial, longcase clock of smaller than normal size with rare "whole arch" man o'war rocking ship AUTOMATON. Exceptional 8 day, 3 train movement playing music on 10 bells and 18 hammers at 4 o'clock, 8 o'clock, and 12 o'clock hourly ( rack ) striking on a further, larger bell. There are two John Warry of Bristol clockmakers recorded, father and son. A very good, unusually small, long door, flame mahogany longcase clock with breakarch top, brass insert quarter columns to trunk, breakarch brass dial, strike/silent facility and high quality, 8 day, 5 pillar movement. Very fine, fan inlaid, flame mahogany case with breakarchtop, red 'silk' backed side frets, Corinthian capitals to brass insert hood columns and to the matching trunk quarter columns, Fan inlays below throat moulding and to four corners of base. Charles Howse was Master of the Clockmakers Company in 1787.
He was awarded the British Horological Institute’s 2007 Barratt Silver Medal for his contributions to horological research, writing and publishing.