19th Century Grandfather Clock By John Rawsthorne, Clitheroe(Ref: 335)
This clock was made by John Rawsthorne in the mid 1800's, in Castle Street, Clitheroe - it has a Mahogany and Oak case with a beautiful Swan neck pediment.
The face is hand painted on gilt with flowers and garnish at the bottom and Urns and flowers at the top. The colours are still bold and strong. The name RAWSTHORNE and CLITHEROE are hand painted across the face.
It is an 8 Day Clock, chiming on the hour. The only thing that doesn't work is the Date hand which is failrly common in clocks of this age.
The face is showing a few signs of wear as lettering is fading in places as are the numbers on the date and the second dial, all Roman Numerals are strong, as are the minute indicators.
We had this clock serviced when we aquired it by an excellent Horologist in Somerton. He made a new 'bring to chime' piece for it as that had previously been broken.
It has 2 weights and a bell. It keeps perfect time.
Height - 225cm
Width - 57.5
Depth - 25cm