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A Charles Vaughan of Pontypool Longcase ClockReturn to category

The Vaughans were a family of well known clock makers in Pontypool.
Charles Vaughan was the most prolific maker, his clocks date from 1742 to 1796,
An average clockmaker of that time could make about 20 clocks a year.
This silvered clock face bears the signature of Charles Vaughan Pont Pool, the initials M.L and the date, 1779.
It was a legal requirment at the time that a clock face should bear the name of the  maker and the place of manufacture. (Pont Pool was a fairly common reference, Pont y Pool being later and now in common usage).


Dr William Linnard wrote a detailed work on Charles Vaughan of Pontypool in 2005, an important contribution to our understanding of the early clock makers of South Wales.




1779

191cms high x 45.5 cms wide x 25cms deep.

 

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Philip & Christine