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.
English drop dial wall clock
signed Blaylock & Dudson, Carlisle
From 1862 until 1873 John Blaylock (3) was in partnership with William Dudson for his domestic clockmaking production. The father and brother of William Dudson were furniture dealers and my suspicions are that William Dudson supplied the cases for clocks signed "Blaylock & Dudson, Carlisle".
The clock shown here has a single fusee movement with shouldered plates.
Further clocks will be added in due course.
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18 May, 2003