John (3) was baptized at Arthuret Parish Church (Longtown) on 26th December 1806 as John Blaycock.
He became head of the clockmaking business on the death of his father William (1) in 1832.
In association with the inventor Thomas Edmondson, he produced in large numbers railway ticket dating and printing presses. One of his ticket printing machines is in the Science Museum, London.
With William Pratchitt, John (3) formed the engineering and ironfounding firm of Blaylock & Pratchitt, Carlisle. This was in 1859. The centre of their production was the Long Island Ironworks, Carlisle where John (3) had built a large workshop in 1848.
By 1861 the firm of Blaylock & Pratchitt were described as Engineers, Millwrights, Machinists, Boiler Makers, Iron and Brass Founders.
John (3) apparently took retirement in 1873 and he died in 1877.
Longcase Regulator Clock by John Blaylock (3) of Carlisle
This magnificent regulator was used in the Blaylock clockmaking workshop. It has a single train movement with a pin-wheel escapement. The action is that of a deadbeat escapement but the pallet arms are of unequal length and impulse is provided by pins inserted into the rim of the escapewheel. The precision pendulum has a mercury jar to compensate for any variation in the length of the pendulum rod caused by temperature fluctuations.
The Movement LCR10
Interestingly the movement pillars are identical in style to those of clock LCR8 housed in a London mahogany case.
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