An unusual Regency mahogany and steel patent spinning-wheelSamuel Thorp, Abberley, Worcestershire

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Lot 727
An unusual Regency mahogany and steel patent spinning-wheel
Samuel Thorp, Abberley, Worcestershire
Sold for £ 864 (US$ 1,124) inc. premium

The Oak sale

9 Sep 2010, 10:00 BST

Chester

Lot Details
An unusual Regency mahogany and steel patent spinning-wheel
Samuel Thorp, Abberley, Worcestershire
Having a 33cm, (13") treadle-operated brass pulley-wheel with scroll ornaments flanking the six spokes, the serpentine platform, being mounted with a treen wool-winder on brass pillar support, inset with a brass plaque engraved "S. THORP Abberley Inv't", beside a drawer, raised on three tapering square section legs with concave triangular treadle, 82cm, (32") high

Footnotes

  • Samuel Thorp (or Thorpe), (c.1765-1838) was born in Madeley, Shropshire and became apprenticed to the clockmaker Robert Webster of Shrewsbury in 1780. A maker of longcase and public clocks, as well as scientific instruments, one of his most notable clock adorns the yacht club at Stourport-on-Severn, erected in 1813 and paid for by public subscription. Other tower/turret clocks made by Thorp in the Worcestershire area are to be found at Glasshampton Monastery, near Shrawley (also a sundial dated 1819 is located at St Mary's Church, Shrawley), and at Rock Church near Bewdley. A longcase clock by this maker was sold by Mellors & Kirk of Nottingham, 10th February 2005, and a most fine and unusual oval dial longcase clock by this maker can be found in the current showroom stock of John Mann Antique Clocks of Canonbie, (www.johnmannantiqueclocks.co.uk).
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