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John Malley Lancaster. c.1850 Stock No. 3459

John Malley Lancaster. c.1850

A rare balance wheel skeleton timepiece, with five and six spoke wheel work, signed to the dial above the VI, under a glass dome.

Price: £3,500
Stock No. 3459

The quality of the platform lever escapement together with the delicacy of the frame and the whole clock has led some to the conclusion that Malley was the retailer of a clock made by James Condliff, the celebrated skeleton clock maker in nearby Liverpool. We have ben unable to confirm this, but it remains a possibility.

John Malley, recorded as a clockmaker and jeweller, is recorded working in Market Street, Lancaster, in 1850.