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John Paxton (1756-1832)

Biography of English clockmaker John Paxton (1756-1832)

John Paxton (1756-1832) was an English clockmaker born in 1756 in Higher Ferrers in Northamptonshire.

Paxton is recorded as working in St Neots in Huntingdonshire from 1784 until his death in 1832, having previously been recorded at Upper Dean from 1777, the year in which he married.

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Lot FS23/615

Lot FS23/615: Jno. Paxton, St Neots, An Oak Longcase Clock

Jno. Paxton, St Neots, an oak longcase clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell, the twelve-inch silvered break-arch dial engraved with black Roman numerals, Arabic outer five-minute numerals, floral decoration to the four corners and arch, with a subsidiary 'strike/silent' dial within the arch, the dial centre with inset subsidiary seconds dial and date dial and engraved with the maker's name Jno. Paxton, St Neots, with decorative blued steel hands, the oak break-arch case with the three-quarter columns to the hood having cast brass capitals, with a break-arch trunk door and plain base, height 208cm.

Estimate: £500 - £700
Realised: £800