Longcase Clock by William Robson
A quality 8 day movement with anchor escapement, striking on a cast bell by rack lever, with the original weights, pulleys, pendulum and key.
An quality english oak case with, detailed and unusual arched topped locking long door hinged from the right, with brass escutcheon. The hood has a flat top typical of longcase clocks from the area, with the original hood door glass .
UK delivery and set up, worldwide shipping available.
Phone 0800 211 8925
About Robson's The Clockmakers Of North And South Shields
William Robson 1 of South Shields. William was born in 1725 and was the father of Sam, Henry and William(2), all clockmakers. William was probably the only clockmaker in South Shields during the 1740's. He married to Mary Bury in April 1743 and Samuel was born in 1745, William(2) in 1746, Susannah 1748, Ann 1750, Eleanor 1752, William 1755 and Ralph 1757. It is possible he may have moved after this to North Shields and Wooler for a time, and even taken an apprentice clockmaker ;- John Fairbairn, December 1762 for 4 years and the fee of £12; but was back in South Shields when Sam was married in1768. William was living at Union Alley when he died in 1817 at the age of 92.
William Robson 2 of North Shields - This maker, son of William (1) was born in 1755 in South Shields where he worked until about 1774/9 when he moved to North Shields. In about 1774 he married Ann and they had a daughter, Mary, in 1775 and a son, Thomas, in 1779. He was working in North Shields from at least 1779 and may have worked with or for his brother Sam for a time but was working alone by 1789 until his death in June 1800 at the age of 45. He is known to have sometimes signed his clocks 'Robson Junior, North Shields' There was a William Robson apprenticed to James Krirkwood of Wooler Northumberland on 2 March 1769 for 6 years for a fee of £3. This is probably the William listed here.
William Robson 3 of North Shields - William(3) was the son of Samuel Robson and was born in 1771 in South Shields but baptised in North Shields. His father died in 1794 but his mother seems to have been running the business from about 1790. William took over after his father died and continued at Low Street, North Shields 1821-3 and Clive Street 1827-9.
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