Three train William Hughes bracket clock
The William Hughes bracket clock
William Hughes was one of the great London clockmakers of the second half of the eighteenth century and this three train bracket clock is a very fine example of his work.
Each train of wheels is driven through a fusee which equalises the torque from the relevant main-spring.
Who was William Hughes?
According to Welsh Biography online
HUGHES , WILLIAM (d. 1794? ), clock-maker in London . A native of Llanfflewin , Anglesey , he proceeded to London before 1755 and had a business at119, High Holborn . He was elected a honorary Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1781 . A musical watch which he made for the Emperor of China was discovered during the sacking of Peking in 1860 . He was in business until 1794 at the Dial near King Street , High Holborn , and also at Lower Grosvenor Street .