Old Photos of Witham

Clock made by Mark Draper

Ref: M2842

A clock made by Mark Draper, who worked in Witham from 1729-1781. It was made by him circa 1740, and was for sale on 16 August 2005. The online catalogue described it as follows:

 “An 18th Century pine longcase clock by Mark Draper of Witham, the 12ins square brass dial with silvered chapter ring with Roman and Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture and ringed winding holes to the eight day two train five pillar movement striking on a bell, contained in plain case with moulded overhanging cornice and plain turned pillars to hood, and with brass framed glazed glass panel to trunk door, 82ins high (case formerly grained or japanned) Illustrated. £1200-1600”.

There is another of Mark Draper’s clocks illustrated at M3121 and M3122.

PhotographerCanterbury Auction Galleries
SourceThis clock by Mark Draper was pointed out to me in an email from Paul Succony, who also let me have pictures of his Richard Wright clock., also made in Witham
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