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John Ismay

Oulton Fecit, c1720

The primitive brass dial (only) illustrated here is most interesting. It was made by John Ismay of Oulton (near Wigton) from around c1720. It has the religious verse  'memento Mori' (Bear Death in Mind), engraved to the dial centre along with some cup-and-ringing. However, to the top two corners there are also winged-cherubs that are up in the clouds and looking down whilst blowing a trumpet and shooting arrows from a bow. The half-hour ...............

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