RARE ORIGINAL 18TH CENTURY THO RADFORD OF LEEDS LONG CASE DIAL AND MOVEMENT FOR SPARES REPAIR
AS FOUND CONDITION ,FOUND IN A LOFT AT A CLEARENCE
" Thomas Radford was born in 1731 and died in 1801. He was a talented craftsman,known for his high quality eight day longcase clocks. Radford, along with being an experienced clockmaker, was also a watchmaker, cutler, silversmith and jeweller. He was apprenticed in 1731 to the famous Yorkshire maker, Dollif Rollison and finally set up in Leeds in his own right in 1753. He continued trading in Leeds until his death in 1801, but also operated in London. He had 2 sons, Thomas (1761-1793) and William (1764-1826) who continued the business until his own death in 1826."
ORIGINAL BRASS SIGNED DIAL IS AS FOUND UNCLEANED ,WITH MOVEMENT MOUNT TO THE REVERSE ,IN GOOD ORDER FOR THE AGE
MEASURES 12 1/8TH WIDE , 1 FT 5 INCH TALL
SOME NICE DETAIL ,VACANT CARTOUCHE TO THE TOP ,WITH CENTRAL BIRD OF PARADISE ,MINUTE WHEEL ATTACHED
MOVEMENT COMES ON ITS ORIGINAL MOUNTING PLINTH ,BELL IS MISSING ,NOT SURE IF 30 HOUR?
HOUR WHEEL IS MISSING
PLATES MEASURE JUST UNDER 4 3/4S WIDE AND 6 1/8 TALL , 4 TURNED POSTED
PLINTH IS 1FT 2 1/2 INCH LONG ,4 5/8TH WIDE ,7/8THS THICK