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Edward Tomlin

Biography of English clockmaker Edward Tomlin

Edward Tomlin is recorded working at the Royal Exchange, having been admitted to the Clockmakers Company in 1768 until 1798.

A bracket clock signed by him is illustrated in Cescinsky & Webster English Domestic Clocks Fig 359, page 315, published 1914 by George Routledge & Sons.

Examples of both clocks and watches by Tomlin are displayed in the Science Museum, London and the Peiping Museum.

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Lot FS36/838

Lot FS36/838: Tomlin, Royal Exchange, London, A Mahogany Bracket Clock with Matching Bracket

Tomlin, Royal Exchange, London, a mahogany bracket clock with matching bracket the eight-day duration, double-fusee five-pillar movement with anchor escapement, striking the hours on a bell, with pull repeat and a strike/silent lever operated through the side of the case, the backplate engraved with oriental style floral and scroll engraving, the eight-inch round white enamel dial having black Roman numerals, five-minute outer numerals and signed Tomlin, Royal Exchange, London, and with decorative blued steel hands, the mahogany case having a full opening front door with inset brass bezel and brass edging, the bell-top having a cast-brass finial to the top block, four further matching finials to the four top corners, and brass moulding, with brass carrying handles to each side above glazed panels and standing on four brass bracket feet, complete with a matching mahogany and brass wall bracket with lockable key tray, height 53cm (76cm including bracket).

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000
Realised: £2,900