Clock by Joseph Knibb made in Hanslope auctioned in 1982

The following article is from the Wolverton Express, Thursday, 18th Feb. 1982.

A VALUABLE antique clock made in Hanslope nearly 300 years ago is due to come under the auctioneer's hammer at Sotherby's London salesroom today (Thursday).

The clock, described as a small walnut marquetry case clock, bears the signature Joseph Knibb at Hanslop and is expected to fetch between £8000-£12000

It has inlays of flowers, five ringed pillars and a shaped aperture and stands 6 foot 5 inches high.

Joseph Knibb was a well known clock maker who set up business in London then moved to Hanslope in1697.

He died in 1711 and clocks bearing his Hanslop signature are rare.

Close-up of clock face encicled by four cherubs