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John Ismay

Oulton, Fecit


John Ismay's earliest known Clock

The wonderfully primitive 30-hour wall clock illustrated here is particularly rustic and interesting. Dating from around c1715,  the clock  was made by John Ismay of Oulton (near Wigton) - who possibily  made it whilst he was serving his apprenticeship to John Ogden - and before he had actually finished his training. It is John Ismay's earliest surviving clock to come to light so far - pre dating any of his Wigton clocks and is a historically important Oulton and Wigton clock. After serving his time under Ogden, Ismay  worked with his step brother, clockmaker John Sanderson at Wigton and became an important  member of  ' The Wigton School '. He made this clock.................

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