Article by: Andrew Markerink 18th century English longcase and bracket clock hands are things of beauty all by themselves and can show the quality of the workmanship in the creation of fine quality clocks in the period. A specialist generally made hands that we now refer to as a hand maker and who obviously possessed […]
Article by: Andrew Markerink Walking down the streets of Nadi in Fiji can be an education in itself. The colourful Indian fabrics in the sari shops to the interesting state of repair for all the taxis in the street whose drivers all seem to think you are in a desperate search for a way out […]
View the video from The Age on the recent restoration of the City Of Sydney Clock Tower
Little is really known about the early life on James Oatley our Colonial clockmaker and again even less about the maker’s family however we do know some interesting things about his business and of course his exportation to Australia as a convict. James Oatley was convicted in the Warwickshire Assisses and sent to Australia in […]
18th century act of parliament clock by Phillip Lloyd Bristol circa 1790. The weight driven movement being in excellent original condition.
After more than 500 days of silence the chimes from Sydney’s oldest clock tower are about to ring out amid the city’s hustle and bustle. The Sydney Town Hall clock tower has been undergoing an extensive makeover to ensure its ageing facade survives. A team of expert stonemasons have been working on the sandstone building since February, and […]