The Collection of Watch-papers belonging to the Clockmakers' Company at Guildhall

Catalogue no: 1251
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): E. Beresford Chancellor M.A. F.S.A.
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 15 Language(s): English Publication date: June, 1929
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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An article beginning with a whimsical look at collecting, collectors and collectables, then continues with a description of the WCC collection of watch papers, apparently "discovered" by the Curator and Librarian of the Corporation of London, Mr Douthwaite. 18 examples are illustrated as follows: 1. Bowen, 6 Charing Cross. With image of Old Father Time, "Urn" clock and Zodiac signs 2. Goatley, Canterbury. With figure of women and anchor (Nelson memorial?) 3. Leslie, 230 Oxford Street. With figures of Neptune and Father Time 4. Image of Princess Charlotte on satin 5. S. Nicholas, 158, Tooley Street. With image of woman, urn and ship of the lone (Nelson Memorial) 6. Eardley Norton, Red Lion Street. Patterns 7. William Flint, Ashford. Patterns and images of time 8. Gilbert, Moscow. With Zodiac signs 9. Lord's Prayer, written by William Teanby 10. Knight, Market Place, Stafford. With image of classical building 11. Dickinson, Boston. With image of Boston "Stump" 12. Knowles, Son-in-Law to the late E.Goldsworthy, Chelsea. With image of Royal Chelsea Hospital 13. Map of England with counties 14. Map of India 15. Map of Europe 16. Sam Brown, Edinburgh. Equation of Time chart 17. John Goater, Winchester. Panoramic image of Winchester 18. George 3rd and Family. Image of the King only with list of family Also, a coloured print of Rue de la Grosse Horloge, Rouen by Henry Edridge (1821). Original in the V & A. Also, 2 advertisements with horological content as follows: 1. S. Williams, 148 Brompton Road, London. 5 clocks described and illustrated. Marquetry Longcase clock by Robert Fenn, London. 4 bracket (table) clocks by the following London makers: John Trubshaw, Henry Jenkins, Edward Howard, Wilkinson. 2. R. Webster Ltd. London. Description and photograph of a bracket (table) clock by John Merigeot, London 1766. (
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