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Robert Alexander (Junior) (1741-1830)

Biography of clockmaker, watchmaker and compass maker Robert Alexander (Junior) (1741-1830)

Robert Alexander (Junior) (1741-1830) is recorded as a watchmaker, clockmaker and compass maker at Shore, Leith. He was the son of Robert Alexander (Senior) (also a clockmaker and watchmaker) and Margaret Ferguson. He was born on 5th June 1741.

Alexander signed a petition against the 1797 tax on clocks and died at an 'advanced age' at Rosebank, Broughton Road, on the 24th March 1830.

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Lot FS18/773

Lot FS18/773: Robert Alexander, Leith, A Mahogany Longcase Clock

Robert Alexander, Leith, a mahogany longcase clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell, the twelve-inch arched brass dial engraved with black Roman numerals, floral corner spandrels, having a raised boss to the arch engraved 'Tempus Fugit' with engraved winged serpents to either side, the dial centre with subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture and maker's signature 'Robert Alexander, Leith', with decorative brass hands, the mahogany case with a break-arch trunk door, curved moulding to the hood with a fan finial to the centre and three-quarter turned columns, with a plain base, standing on bracket feet, height: 206 cm.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £380