John Harrison was born in Yorkshire and spent much of his life living in Lincolnshire, so his clocks are the heritage of Northern England. With that in mind, I'm thrilled to share that Northern Life magazine has chosen to feature the news around my development of a John Harrison replica.
Not many of the original Harrison clocks are on public exhibition, but one is in Wakefield and owned by Nostell Priory. The article in Northern Life magazine explains:
While exhibited, the clocks are naturally “off limits” to physical engagement, and personal ownership of an original Harrison clock is obviously impossible. As Matthew continues his work in making replicas and researching the historic context, he seeks to develop the closest alternative: an example embedded in the same historical craft.
The Northern Life piece also discusses that as a result of few Harrison clocks available to see on public exhibition, I had no guides or instructions and took much of my direction from the original Harrison clocks I could visit, and extensive research.
You can read the full article here: Iconic replica of the first John Harrison clock
I am now taking commissions for replicas, so please do get in touch if you're interested in discussing a potential order.
Many thanks to the team at Northern Life for featuring my news!
Image: John Harrison replica exhibited at Nostell Priory, Wakefield.