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 facinating and 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.
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ingle handed clock Wanted by John Sanderson.