Month Going Longcase by John Culliford of Bristol – “Ticks all the boxes”

24Jul13
Month going longcase by John Culliford of Bristol

Month going longcase by John Culliford of Bristol

I don’t usually photograph clocks prior to restoration but this is the exception that makes the rule.

I was so impressed with the fine original condition ( and I had all the kit and caboodle already set up ) that I thought I’d take a few shots.

The 11″ square dial is so attractively laid out and so unusual that I took a few pic’s of that too ( not shown here, but available ).

I might just leave the dial in that slightly grubby, “sleepy” condition rather than the usual “sparkle up.”

The maker – John Culliford of Bristol is well documented in A.J. Moore’s “The Clockmakers of Bristol 1650 – 1900” being known for lantern, bracket, longcase ( 30 hour and 8 day ) but no mention of month going longcases, like this one, so it “ticks all the boxes” – age, quality, rarity, originality, condition and attractiveness.

A rare and interesting find.

Cheers,
Allan Smith Antique Clocks

www.allansmithantiqueclocks.co.uk

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