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First lot owners of York’s Square, Part I

The enlarged section of the center of York above is bounded by Philadelphia, Duke, King and Beaver streets. It shows the square with the courthouse in the middle. I have flipped it form the original so that it is oriented … Continue reading

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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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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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