A mid 18th Century longcase clock movement by Whitfield of Clifton, the 28cm lacquered brass dial with pierced spandrels, seconds aperture, the matted centre bearing plaque with initials and dated 1742, to the eight day movement striking on a bell
Worn overall condition, appears mechanically complete
John Whitfield of Clifton (1706-1789) recorded in Loomes [Brian], Clockmakers of Northern England. A Quaker, Whitfield was disowned by the Quaker movement in 1744, as mentioned in Penfold [John B.], The Clockmakers of Cumberland - '...in the Strickland Friends Minute Book on May 4th 1744.....We hereby testify that We do not acknowledge him as a member of our Society'. Penfold also records a Whitfield clock with a named plate on the dial, whilst Loomes records that Whitfield made both thirty hour and eight day clocks
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