John Jackson (1881 – 1901)

John Jackson was born in Sheffield about 1818, and he is listed as living at 31 Lee Lane as a Watch Jobber and is shown working from 80 Lee Lane Horwich in 1895. As a Jobber he could have been a maker or who repairs and maintains watches, in later life he was recorded as a Watch and Clock Maker.

A clock by John Jackson has surfaced in Australia during 2024.

The 30 hour clock with a painted dial, has sadly lost its case during its lifetime. Once the treasured property of a gentleman it was left to his son, and later it came to the market.

The clock has a painted dial and date ring, by Walker and Hughes of Birmingham, who also provided the falseplate.

Buying in clock faces was not unusual, and Walker and Hughes were prolific makers of quality dials for many makers.

A mid 1800’s 30 Hour painted dial clock by Jackson Bolton

(Photos, by courtesy of Paul Needs, Australia)

John Jackson retired to Keighley to live with his son and is listed there in 1901.

George Walker and Thomas Hughes were in a partnership in 1812, located at 15 Lower Priory, Birmingham. In 1826 the firm moved to Fisher Street Birmingham. During the regency period they became one of the most prolific makers of clock faces. Early faces often had geometric shapes, and so this design is probably later, the partnership ended in 1834 with the death of George Walker on 25th March 1834, Thomas Hughes died on 26th December 1835.

The trade card of Walker and Hughes, Clock Dial Makers of Birmingham.