Derek Frampton sent in these two pictures of his small turret clock by Edward Funnell, n° 200. It measures 11 1/4 inches (28.6 cm) in frame length. Being under a foot long, it is very small for this type of clock which shares many design features with the larger version owned by Bill Bruce.
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Thanks to Sarah Russell for sending this. The sampler was worked by Ruth Sparks and owned by Winifred Louisa Funnell born 1897 in Hastings (died 1988 in Eastbourne)…
More pictures of Edward Funnell’s work with this 3 train turret clock and a carriage clock respectively for sale in the U.K. and Australia.
If you own one of our ancestors timepieces, we would be pleased to show photos of it on the site.
John Sherlock very kindly sent in this photo of his regulator clock made by Edward Funnell of Brighton. Click below to see an enlarged photo.
An eight-day weight driven clock with pendulum made by Edward Funnell, Brighton, and held by The British Museum. The technical description is as follews : Eight-day spring driven mantel regulator with remontoire/detent escapement and compensation pendulum…
The clock is quite massive, standing 22 inches (56 cms) high, completely original, a three train fusee gong clock with a pull-repeat chime and strike. Pulling the repeat cord strikes the quarter, half, quarter or full hour last struck. In those times when there was no electric or even gas lighting, this would be very handy in the dark…
The other day I did a Google image search for Funnells. After scrolling through a few pages, looking at the odd Funnell squeezed in between pictures of Pippa, I started thinking they resembled each other. I don’t know much on genetics, DNA and all that but could it really be that after centuries of interbreeding, […]
Of course, I always knew it ! Us Funnells are of noble descent. At least… those of us from the UK (obviously, for the Aussies, it’s a different story, lol). How could it be otherwise? Our looks, physique, genetic traits… all indications of our thousand year family history taking us way back to times when […]
These are links to free Funnell trivia on ancestry.com : Distribution of Funnell families in England and Wales in 1891 (yes, Sussex wins!) Distribution of Funnell families in the Unites States in 1920 Funnell immigrants to the USA Funnell’s top occupations in the 1880 US census Funnells live longer! Not many Funnells in France. But […]