John Fry, Sutton Benger

John Fry, Sutton Benger

Fry was born on July 18th 1701, apprenticed in London in about 1715, and married in 1726.

He is known to have lived in Sutton Benger between 1744 and 1755. John was the father of Joseph Storr Fry, the founder of J S Fry the chocolate manufacturer.

Fry, a Quaker all his life, died in 1775.

This clock is a hook and spike wall clock.

It has a hook which fixes the clock onto a nail on a wall and two spikes keeps the clock in a vertical position when hung.

The single handed thirty hour iron posted frame movement strikes the hours on a bell.

The ten inch square dial is engraved with two nesting birds. This is a rare clock.

The images show the clock prior to restoration work, and the clock is sold in this condition

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