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My first mural in Ormskirk. The artwork celebrates the town's history of master watch and clockmakers.


Thomas Barry of Ormskirk is recorded as a clockmaker in Bailey’s Directory of 1787. His is one of the most technically ambitious clocks known to have been made in the area when Liverpool’s reputation was at its height as a centre of horological expertise.

The clock, completed in 1787, was offered for sale by public raffle, with 150 tickets sold at one guinea each. This was a well-known 18th-century promotional sales technique for exceptional pieces.

The clock is housed in a four-sided mahogany case, made by the cabinet-maker James Moorcroft of Ormskirk (1759-1816). It has three engraved faces displaying different aspects of time, while the fourth side has a glazed hinged door to reveal the clock movement.

The arches above each dial show the movement of the sun and moon, planets and stars. The main dial at the front is inscribed around the aperture Thomas Barry Ormskirk. It has an eight-day spring driven movement. The clock strikes on the hour and plays a choice of three tunes on eight bells in succession, two for three days twice and one for one day (Sunday). It changes the tune automatically as there is no manual select function. The melodies have not been named or identified.


There are 4 options for this print: 

A3 Framed - £70

A3 Unframed - £30

A4 Framed - £45

A4 Unframed - £20


The print measures 16" x 12" for the A3 size and 12" x 8" for the A4 size.  The framed prints come in a simple stylish gallery-type frame complete with card mounting.


All prints are on high-quality photographic paper and have a lustre finish. 


UK postage is £1.80 or £3.75 for the unframed and £5.95 / £7.50 for the framed, collection (Liverpool City Centre) is available at no cost.


Please consider that I am a one-man band at the moment.  Whilst I try my best to keep a buffer of prints in stock, sometimes I run low and need to do a re-order.  This occasionally means there will be delays in receiving the order, but I will update you regularly if this is the case.

The Clockmaker, Ormskirk. Art Print

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