Lancashire Life - - Antiques -

Space does not per­mit a full ex­pla­na­tion of the com­plex­ity of this fine and rare as­tro­nom­i­cal long­case clock by Ed­ward Har­ri­man (c.1700-1776). Suf­fice it to say it showed the sun’s po­si­tion and state; scenes that rise and fall through­out the year show­ing the time of sun­rise and set; the sun’s po­si­tion against the equa­tor; signs of the zo­diac and a ro­tat­ing moon. It sold for £9,800 at Cock­er­mouth auc­tion­eers Mitchells. Har­ri­man was born in Crosby, mov­ing to Work­ing­ton in the early 1730s.

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