A Collection of Photographs of Porter Clocks, Watches and Magnetic Sundials
1 A Drop Dial Clock in Mahogony case by Mark Porter (1781-1864), Oakingham (Mark Porter)
2 30 Hr Movement with painted dial and date ring by Mark Porter Oakingham (Mark Porter)
3 30Hr mahogony Longcase Clock, with painted dial inscribed Mark Porter, Woakingham. (Michael Porter)
4 Long Case 8 Day Clock by Mark Porter Oakingham with Silvered arched dial with revolving Moon phases. (Mark Porter)
5 30 Hr Movement with painted dial and date ring by Porter Oakingham (David Porter)
6 8 Day Longcase Clock in mahogony case with arched painted Dial, by Porter Oakingham (Mark Porter)
7 30Hr Movement by John and Samuel Porter Workingham. Hand painted 11" dial. (John Porter) Note different spellings of the same town, Oakingham, Woakingham, Workingham and Wokingham
8 30Hr Long Case with painted dial inscribed Mark Porter, Woakingham (Mark Porter)
9 8 Day Longcase Clock by Ann Porter (1781-1860) Hand Painted Arch dial depicting scenes along the Blackwater River (Jon Wagner, Seattle)
10 8 Day Longcase Clock in mahogony case with painted dial inscribed "Porter Oakingham" This clock was sold at Auction in Bolton, Massachusetts, U.S.A. for $1410 in 2005
11 8 day Longcase clock with painted dial by J & S Porter Wokingham (Mark Porter)
12 8 day Longcase clock in Oak case with painted dial and date ring inscribed Porter Wokingham (Mark Porter)
13 30 Hr Longcase Clock in Oak Case and painted dial inscribed A Porter Hartley Row (Mark Porter)
14 Bracket Clock in Mahogony Case with silvered dial inscribed Alfred Porter Hartley Wintney. (Michael Porter)
15 Bracket Clock in ebonised case with ormolu mounts and silvered dial inscribed Alfd. Porter Hartley Wintney, on later ebonised bracket. (John Porter)
16 Drop Dial wall clock with fusee movement. 12" dial and curved glass in mahogony case. A. Porter Hartley Wintney. (Michael Porter)
17 12" Dial wall Clock with fusee movement in mahogony case. Painted face ALFd. Porter Hartley Wintney (Mark Porter)
18 12" Dial wall Clock with fusee movement in mahogony case. Painted face A.W. Porter Hartley Wintney. (John Porter)
19 12" Dial wall Clock with fusee movement in oak case. Painted face A.W. Porter Hartley Wintney. (John Porter)
20 12" Dial wall Clock with fusee movement in mahogony case. Painted face A. Porter, High St., Hartley Wintney. (David Porter)
21 Long Case Regulator by Alfred Porter Hartley Row. This clock was used for regulating clocks and watches under repair until the late 1940s, when it was superseded by an electric pendulum clock and then by a quarz crystal timepiece. (Mark Porter)
22 Silver Pair cased Pocket Watch inscribed on movement "Mark Porter Oakingham,No. 1400. The case is hallmarked London 1807.
23 A George IV gentleman's silver cased open faced pocket watch by S. & J. Porter, Oakingham, No. 7281, the silvered dial with raised gilt Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, contained in engine turned silver case, 2" diameter, case hallmarked London 1825. This watch was sold at auction in Canterbury in 2011 as part of a lot of 2 pocket watches for £230.
24 Full Faced 18ct Gold Pocket watch. Hallmarked London 1883 Inscription on movement reads " Alfred Porter High Street Hartley Wintney" (John Porter)
25 Samuel Porter Magnetic Sundial. The Label is inscribed "Porter's Magnetic Sundial on floating Compafs Card. Saml. Porter Fecit FebY 16th 1824. Entered at Stationer's Hall. (Michael Porter)
26 3 Samuel Porter Magnetic Sundials. 1. A miniature dry-card magnetic compass sundial, signed on the card dial S. Porter Fecit, with steel gnomon, eight points of the compass, north as a fleur-de-lys, and hours VII-I, XII-IIII, with the figure of Old Father Time at South, on a steel pin in a turned ivory box with threaded domed lid -- 2in. (5.2cm.) diameter Sold at Christies £118 December 2001. 2. English, dated 1824, with printed compass/hours card, fixed gnomon and turned wood case and cover with maker's label in lid, 2 1/4 in. diamnglish, dated 1824, with printed compass/hours card, fixed gnomon and turned wood case and cover with maker's label in lid, 2 1/4 in dia. Edison Gallery Chicago USA sold May 2004 $150. 3. Magnetic Sundial in Ivory Case, Labe inscribed Porter's Magnetic Sun Dial. Entered in Stationer's Hall. (David Porter)
27 A selection of Samuel Porter Magnetic Sundials. 1. The case is 2 ¼” in diameter and covered in burgundy leather with a brass latch. The dial has roman numeral hour markings, as well as compass points. The paper dial is also signed, “S. Porter, fecit”.Sold by ars machina.com 2. Magnetic Compass in wooden Case. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. 3. Magnetic Compass in turned ivory case. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. 4.Magnetic Sun Dial on the Floating Compass Card. in rosewood case, inscribed S. Porter Fecit FebY 16, 1824. Sold by Bert Kraker Antiques Holland. S. Porter Fecit FebY 16, 1824.
28 Samuel Porter Magnetic Sundials. 1. Magnetic Sundial in Ivory case. The Lewis Evans Collection, Museum of the History of Science Oxford. 2.Portable horizontal sundial in wooden case with the gnomon mounted on a floating compass card. "Porter's magnetic sundial on the floating compass card, Saml Porter, fecit Feb 16 in 1824, Entered at Stationer's Hall" printed on the inside of the lid. Science Museum London. 3. Magnetic Sundial in Wooden case. The Lewis Evans Collection, Museum of the History of Science Oxford. 4. Magnetic sundial in turned Lignum Vitae case with missing glass and Lid. Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.
29 S. Porter Magnetic sundials on Ivory stand with thermometer. 1. With missing thermometer for sale @ $1195 Antique Sundials, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
2. Modelled as a fluted pedastal, with beaded and fluted ornament to the capital and plinth, with incised scales to the thermometer, the compass with paper-dial (lacking glass-cover), the underside applied with a paper label, inscribed 'Patronised by the KING, PORTER'S MAGNETIC SUNDIAL' and further inscribed 'Floating on an agate cap' 5 in. (12½ cm.) high. Sold at Christies £660 March 2006