SN 3116 Hook and Spike Clock


An eighteenth-century hook-and-spike clock, circa 1740, with a twenty-seven centimetres square dial of the ‘zig-zag’ type or’wrigglework’ engraving, which was distinctive of early North Oxfordshire Quaker workshops.  It is signed by Richard Gilkes of Adderbury, who followed in the tradition of his father Thomas, a renowned clockmaker from the area.

Hook-and-Spike clocks were relatively primitive clocks designed to hang on the wall and were effectively a “poor mans” cheaper alternative to a lantern clock.

(The weight is a replacement)

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