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SM 47/5/49


[ 54] Design for the frame of a clock face, St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 1827


Elevation of possibly a clock face with indication for bead decoration. Two sections at the bottom may show some form of support or fastenings


bar scale of 2 inches for 5 feet (?) , bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet (?) for section


(in pencil) 55 Balls around each circle / 660 Total / Charge / no. 14. 16 [_] Blanks / Run12’ wide / 186 ft. Supe / or 230. Fr. Run. ¾ deal. / 3’” 0” clear of Ribs / 2-10 ½ Plastering (in pencil underneath) Plastering

Signed and dated

  • 1827
    Extremely difficult to date, but being a clock face it should go with the other details of the tower which all date to that year

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on laid paper (487 x 297)


CANSELL / 1824



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