Saturday, 9 April 2016
Been a very busy week. The two photographs are of a small clock (six inch square dial) that I've purchased, restored, and resold (to a dealer) all in about the last fortnight. It's originally a loop and spurs wall clock, which has been later mounted on a small oak bracket. It was made somewhere around 1690 - 1720, by Roger Moore, of Ipswich, who was the founder of a distinguished family of East Anglian clockmakers. The best known of them was Thomas Moore, also of Ipswich, who was this chap's son.
This photograph shows the name Roger Moore, Ipswich, engraved along the bottom of the clock's brass dial. It was rather a temptation to keep this clock, but there - you can't keep them all, or the place begins to look like a cross between a junk shop and a museum.
I really started to type this blog entry to warn my readers that I am once again having problems with the computer. It keeps telling me how many messages it has taken in on my behalf, then refusing to give them up to me. I think the number it's withholding at the moment is something like sixty three, but it keeps varying, so if you've written to me and not got a reply or an acknowledgement, it simply means that the computer has retained it and is growling at me whenever I attempt to make it give them up. I shall have to get an expert in to beat the machine up and persuade it to behave.
In the meantime, please bear with me.
P.s. I should perhaps have said that Roger Moore was born somewhere around 1660, and died in 1727.