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  Reader's letter | January 2008 | Clocks Magazine

Bowra of Sevenoaks

I thought you may be interested in a strange message I found in a very nice double fusee mantel clock, In a large wooden ‘steeple’ case. 

The maker was Bowra of Sevenoaks.

On the back of the dial were a number of dates and descriptions of servicing carried out but the weird message I also found, reads as follows.

‘Clive May 1st 77’ ( I think this name goes with the message.)

‘Mr Reynolds just
hit a man with his Basket
he must be a
Fool to let him
do it’  

I wonder if any other unusual messages have been discovered.

Derek Chapman, UK

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