Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson (1876-1955), a rare oak longcase clock, with carved florets to the front and his famous little mouse climbing up the side :-
HICKORY DICKORY DOCK, THE MOUSE RAN UP THE CLOCK.
The German movement with a 10 inch brass square dial and a silvered Roman numeral chapter ring, with three chiming rods inside, these movements were made by E.Schmeckenbecher an old German clock maker.
Height 76" 194cm, Width 18", Depth 13".
Mouseman Long Case clocks were made in very small numbers usually by commission only and I have only ever managed to find five including this one that have come onto the market. They began producing them in the late 1960's and through the 1970's and were made by Len Haw and Malcolm Pipe and they sold for £9000 back then, we believe they stopped producing them in the late 1970's.
Robert Thompson Mouseman was born in 1876 and took over the family carpentry business in 1895 when his father died. He started signing his furniture with a mouse in 1923 and he died in 1955.