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John Coates 1747-50 Longcase Clock

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Time in Hand (Shipston) Ltd

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This very early clock was made by John Coates, Tetbury, Gloucestershire around 1747-50. It is an excellent example of a very well preserved longcase of its time and retains the original patina. It has a dark oak case, 12" brass dial and an 8 day movement. The dial, case and movement have been professionally restored. Standing at around 6'5" it would be considered a typical/average longcase size. Coates was only one of several Tetbury clock makers who worked in the town during the 18th century. Workshops such as Coates' all produced longcase clocks and were typical of an economic activity which thrived, even in villages, for a period of over 200 years before technical and economic advance made the mass manufacture of cheap clocks possible and provided a market for their sale.
So, through from the late 16th to the early 19th centuries, beautiful objects were being assembled by the hands of craftsmen in such style that many of them have survived to this day. The county of Gloucestershire had some 650 clock makers who achieved particular distinction.
- We are Time in Hand (Shipston) Ltd, established antique clock shop and restoration service for over 40 years based in the Cotswolds, England UK. All clocks are fully restored prior to delivery or collection. All clocks come with a 1 year guarantee. For sales enquiries, email:, for repair or restoration services, email
We can deliver and set up clocks in person (up to a 60 mile radius) - arrangement to be agreed with customer prior to visit. Courier delivery also possible.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 200 cm (78.7")
Width = 43 cm (16.9")
Depth = 23 cm (9.1")

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Time in Hand (Shipston) Ltd
11 Church Street
CV36 4AP
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