Here is a view looking along a
quiet George Street towards St George's Church in Charlotte Square, long
before the arrival of vehicles and parking meters in George Street.
This painting is on the door
of an old American clock that Carlos Navarrete of Brazil has restored to
working condition. The clock has travelled with Carlos since he
bought it almost 30 years ago in Teesside.
Carlos tells me:
clock was manufactured in the US, between 1840 and 1845, for export
to the UK. It was known as a dollar clock.
it was so cheap and mass produced:
- it made clocks
available to a wider public, but
- it caused wide
unemployment among the clockmakers of Europe.