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A 'sleepy' centre-pendulum clock with wings, made about 1680-90 by John MayA 'sleepy' centre-pendulum clock with wings, made about 1680-90 by John MayA 'sleepy' centre-pendulum clock with wings, made about 1680-90 by John MayA 'sleepy' centre-pendulum clock with wings, made about 1680-90 by John May

 

A 'sleepy' centre-pendulum clock with wings, made about 1680-90 by John May, a Dutchman, who lived with his wife and children in the parish of St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, in London from at least 1676. He did not join the Clockmakers' Company till 1693 and was a member till at least 1702. He is believed to have lived on till 1738. The clock does not appear to have been cleaned for over a century. The clock originally had alarmwork, removed later. Pictured here before and after cleaning.
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