George Yonge, Strand, London
A fine mahogany round dial wall timepiece with 12 inch convex wooden dial signed Geo Yonge, Strand, London with pierced brass hands. The eight day five pillar A frame fusee movement cast with the movement supplier name of Thwaites and numbered 4098. The mahogany case with opening door at the side and below. Narrow wood surround with concave cast brass locking bezel.
Date c 1808
Height 14 ins (35 cm)
John Thwaites was apprenticed in c.1772 to his father Aynsworth Thwaites who founded the business in c. 1740. John Thwaites was Master of the Clockmakers' Company in 1815, 1819 and 1820. In 1816, Thwaites partnered with George Jeremiah Reed, and the firm became Thwaites & Reed. Along with selling their own clocks they supplied high quality clock movements to the trade, including the well known clockmakers, Dutton, Dwerrihouse, Ellicott and Vulliamy.
The Thwaites numbering records from 1761 to 1910 still exist. This fine example is numbered 4098, we can approximate the date to 1808 making it an early example of a Thwaites clock.
George Yonge senior succeeded the celebrated John Holmes.
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