Archive of May 2018 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

May 31 2018


The Clock was made and installed in 1788 by Peter Clare of Manchester. The mechanism is very simple, much like that of a grandfather clock only on a much larger scale. Before the restoration of 1898 there was a clock face in the middle of the church just above the priest’s door on the east […]


May 28 2018

Cheshire Church Clock, Bunbury

Inside the South Porch is a collection of stones, effigies, and artifacts discovered over the centuries from the earlier Churchies. Of particular note are the fragments from the ” JESSE ” window , the painted  Norman Norman period stones, and the old wooden-framed clock fairly recently restored and taken pride of place, and still ticking […]

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May 24 2018

Clock Reference from Ian Sheperdson

I recently bought a grandfather clock from John Shone via his website.Everything was exactly as described,the clock is beautiful and works perfectly.The grandfather clock was delivered and set up with great care and I am delighted with both the piece itself and the service I received. Ian Sheperdson, Newcastle-On-Tyne

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May 22 2018

Joseph Walker, Nantwich 1779

Watch and grandfather clock maker, Servant for twenty years and upwards to the late Mr. Green, takes this opportunity of returning his sincere thanks to his friends and public , for the many obligations they have already conferred on him, and begs leave to inform them , that he is removed to Mr. Massie’s late […]


May 15 2018

Grandfather Clock Reference from USA

Hi john, Grandfather Clock arrived safely and is now snug in its own little corner. Alan Trachtenburg, Philadelphia USA

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May 14 2018

John Store,Chester 1747

Chester City Records Office 22nd December 1747. John Store Clock and Watchmaker from London at the Dial and Sun in Gloverstones (Chester). Makes, repairs and sells all kinds of clocks, Repeating, Horizontal and Plain Watches. Also sells all sorts of gold and Pinchbeck Equipages and Watch Chains, Silk Strings, Cornelian Seals of the best and […]

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May 11 2018

Clock Reference, Charlotte Cummins

Dear John, Thank you for the grandfather clocks.We are absolutely delighted with them.They have added so much to the house with the “music” they now make around the house with their chimes. Your service was wonderful,coming on that huge journey just three days after I got in touch with you,fitting the grandfather clocks and making […]

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May 10 2018

Grandfather Clock Advice When Setting Up

After standing the case against a wall or Post , it may be advisable to screw  it to the wall or post to make it secure.  This obviously makes it more difficult to remove in the event of a break in, but it also prevents any vibration of the case. I have seen clocks stop […]

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May 08 2018

Reference from David Messineo

Dear John Your Grandfather “organ” clock is just incredibly magnificent!! As an organist, organ builder and clock collector I can intimately and sincerely admire such a work of art and craftsmanship. I have many clocks and a pipe organ in my home but unfortunately would never be able to afford a clock like yours. I […]

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May 04 2018

Painting Pictures (A Song)

I called my girl on the telephone, on the telephone, on the telephone I called my girl on the telephone just to see what she was doing ” I’m painting pictures ” she said ” painting pictures, painting pictures, painting pictures I’m painting pictures ” she said ” Painting pictures, I’m just painting pictures ” […]

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