Category Archives: clockmakers

Yorker John Fisher’s view of the ruins at Palmyra

I have written before about the very talented clockmaker and artist, John Fisher (1736-1808) and his remarkable clocks. He was also an able sculptor in wood and painted with such accuracy that his dog Wasser, attacked his newly painted sign … Continue reading

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Charles Fisher’s Ad Caught Customers’ Attention

Advertisers have always tried to make their ads pop out. I don’t know if the eye-catching arrangement above was thought up by coppersmith Charles Fisher or the newspaper publisher, but it worked for me. Charles Fisher was the son of … Continue reading

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John Fisher’s dog thought the bear on the tavern sign was real

My previous post on John Fisher focused on his clocks. Fisher was also quite an artist. As well as pictures, he painted his wood carvings and also flags and trade signs to order. York folk artist Lewis Miller recorded what … Continue reading

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York genius John Fisher, clockmaker and artist

Even in his own time, John Fisher of York was recognized for his extraordinary skills as a clockmaker and artist. His clocks were not just your ordinary eight day tall case clocks of the late eighteenth century. He created musical … Continue reading

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Jonathan Jessop and the York Imperial Apple

York Imperial from USDA Bulletin The York Imperial apple won’t win any beauty contests. I have several in my fruit bowl right now and they all look different. They come in various shadings of red and green with brown freckles. … Continue reading

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