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sundials dating from the 1630s, I built this site to show a small collection of interesting examples that in my opinion have a certain historic, quirky, primitive, or rustic charm about them. I hope that by illustrating some of them here, it will help bring others to light and add to the excitement I believe these fascinating early clocks have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   have been collecting Early Clocks from the North of England for over twenty five years and now find that my interest and passion for them mainly lies in Cumbria, the North West of England and in particular the  market town of Wigton. It was here where clockmaker John Sanderson was born in 1671.  In 1690 he married a local girl from an important Quaker family (historically important for Wigton) and was working as a clockmaker near the Quaker settlement of Tiffenthwaite from around 1691. Many of his early clock dials have very interesting religious verses deeply engraved on them. And in my opinion, John Sanderson may well have been making many of his early religious versed clocks for the Quakers and non conformists in the area during the 1690s and early 1700s.  

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   ohn Sanderson was the founding member of what has become known as ' The Wigton School of Clockmakers' and I am always excited when I hear of any new and previously undiscovered examples coming to light by this fascinating group. Because of my

strong passion for these early Wigton clocks, I built this website to show a small, but very interesting collection of religious versed clocks that in my opinion were either made by members or had some sort of connection to ' The Wigton School ' and my hope is that not only will other like minded collectors also find them interesting, but it may also help bring other examples to light.

 

Please Contact Me if you have any early religious versed Wigton clocks for sale that you think I would be interested in purchasing.

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   he interesting early religious longcase illustrated here, is a 30-hour example by John Sanderson of Wigton. The polished  dial centre is deeply engraved with a religious verse that reads ' Remember man, That die thou must, And after that, To judgement just '. The absence of spandrels and the heavily built brass lantern type movement are both typical features of Sandersons early work. Apart from one of the lantern feet being replaced at some time in its  past the movement is in a superb original condition, retaining all of its original wheelwork and collets. It is housed in a very interesting primitive oak case, which has the first owners initials and a date of 1703 (probably a marriage date) nailed onto a front panel, with what appears to be the symbol of a cross? The hood was originally rising and has no mask. There are hanging barley twist pillars to the hood and trunk. The case, which does not have a true base stands approx. 90 inches high, with the trunk being 62 inches long and 10.5 inches wide. The trunk door (with lenticle) has 'D' mould and covers the whole width of the trunk. There are external hinges to the hood door and trunk side. Like many of Sandersons early 30-hour clocks with large, heavily built lantern type movements, this clock was probably originally sold at a market by Sanderson to just sit on a simple wall bracket and it was then put into  this fabulous early oak case later!

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sundials dating from the 1630s, I built this site to show a small collection of interesting examples that in my opinion have a certain historic, quirky, primitive, or rustic charm about them. I hope that by illustrating some of them here, it will help bring others to light and add to the excitement I believe these fascinating early clocks have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   hanks for visiting and I hope that you enjoy

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Lee Borrett

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Edward  Pardo and  Millborough

Made for ye Yarpole Wedding of

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1692

Brown, at ye Yarpole church in

Hertfordshire, 30th April