A nice crisp example of a local Victorian long case clock. Made by Jno Palin of Nantwich circa 1860.
The case is of a lovely warm Oak cross banded with Mahogany. The hood has delicate swan neck pediment with good quality fine barley twist columns flanking the door. The dial is framed with an unusual patterned mask. A Conch shell adds detail to the trunk door while the base sports an interesting feature of only having two feet.
The 11 1/2″ square dial is painted with scenes of churches to the four corners, with Roman numerals. Signed Jno Palin Nantwich.
The movement is a good quality example of a Victorian 8 – day long case clock movement and strikes the hours on a single bell.
“John Palin was born in 1831, the son of an ostler and is known to have had a shop in Nantwich High Street from 1851 to 1896.It’s likely he was apprenticed to William Massey, another local watchmaker, or worked as a journeyman before establishing his own business.He supplied watches and clocks and a variety of goods including jewellery, cutlery, glass, china and earthenware. It is likely that his sons John and William also worked in the business.The tale is told of Palin’s shop window having been broken when a coach and horses at full tilt were unable to make the corner at the end of Hospital Street.” – Source www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk
A watch by this maker is in the Nantwich museum.
The clock is fully restored and ready to be delivered.