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This Longcase Oak Archive's Maker - Thos. (Thomas ) Russell of Bedford - recorded born 1707, married 1734.At Biddenham until May 1740, then Bedford from Nov.1740 where he bought the Red Lion pub, but was forced to sell it in 1746/7 to repay debts incurred following a Court case in which he was named as the father of the bastard child being carried by Sarah Benson.His wife Elizabeth nee Faldo bore him 5 children but he remarried in 1750 though as a divorcee or widower is not known. He is known, through church records, to have cast the bells for Bromham church. The movement of this clock is of very good quality being 5 pillar, which leads me to believe that he trained under his father, also Thomas, who is known to have worked in London and, it is assumed, was trained there.

This Longcase Oak Archive's Movement - High quality knopped and ringed 5 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking and pull hour repeat.. - Price: £6,750

ANTIQUE Longcase Oak Archive CLOCK - LCOAK 269

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Title LCOAK 269
   
Case Typical mid 18C long door oak case with "silk" backed fret under flat top.Side windows to hood.Small, neat and pretty.
Dial 12" square brass dial with _ hour markers to chapter ring, matted centre, engraving around date box, subsidiary seconds dial and blued cut steel hands.
Movement High quality knopped and ringed 5 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking and pull hour repeat..
Maker Thos. (Thomas ) Russell of Bedford - recorded born 1707, married 1734.At Biddenham until May 1740, then Bedford from Nov.1740 where he bought the Red Lion pub, but was forced to sell it in 1746/7 to repay debts incurred following a Court case in which he was named as the father of the bastard child being carried by Sarah Benson.His wife Elizabeth nee Faldo bore him 5 children but he remarried in 1750 though as a divorcee or widower is not known. He is known, through church records, to have cast the bells for Bromham church. The movement of this clock is of very good quality being 5 pillar, which leads me to believe that he trained under his father, also Thomas, who is known to have worked in London and, it is assumed, was trained there.
Date Dating by style circa 1740/45.
Height 79.7" ( 203 cms. )
Price £6,750 - SOLD

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