30 Hour Oak And Mahogany Longcase Clock Bu Thomas And William Farmer c1842
30 Hour Oak And Mahogany Longcase Clock Bu Thomas And William Farmer c1842
30 Hour Oak And Mahogany Longcase Clock Bu Thomas And William Farmer c1842
30 Hour Oak And Mahogany Longcase Clock Bu Thomas And William Farmer c1842
30 Hour Oak And Mahogany Longcase Clock Bu Thomas And William Farmer c1842
30 Hour Oak And Mahogany Longcase Clock Bu Thomas And William Farmer c1842
30 Hour Oak And Mahogany Longcase Clock Bu Thomas And William Farmer c1842
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30 Hour Oak And Mahogany Longcase Clock Bu Thomas And William Farmer c1842

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A Stunning 30 Hour Oak And Mahogany Longcase Clock By Thomas And William Farmer Of Stockton-On-Tees c.1842.

A most interesting and unusual example fitted with an original painted dial signifying a clock of 8 day duration.

The dial with “dummy” winding arbors and second hand was deliberately fitted in order to convey the impression the clock was a more expensive 8 day clock. The thirty hour movement strikes the individual hours on a bell.

The Farmer family of clockmakers were very typical of the new breed of retailer that emerged in the Victorian high street during the 19th century. As with many families of clockmakers, they kept clockmaking in the family and also, as with countless other families at the time, made a habit of christening the first son after the father.

The first entry for a Thomas Farmer, clockmaker in Stockton was in 1770. Thomas worked there until 1795. He had two sons, Thomas and William. Various trade directories record Thomas as working at 50 High Street, Stockton from 1827-41 and his brother William, also working in the high street 1820-1834. Other entries confusingly record them jointly as William & Thomas Farmer 1827 to 1873 at High Street and 13 Albert Street.

The movement plates interestingly carry the inscription TWF in the form of a monogram and the date Oct 22nd 1842 along with the number 27254. The inscription most probably stands for Thomas & William Farmer along with the date and reference number when the clock was made.

Measurements:

Height 7’ 3” OR 220cm

Width 1’ 10” OR 56cm

Depth 10” OR 25cm

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