How I got a John Hallam clock. I learned the clock repair business from a local expert. I took over his grandfather clock service when he retired. He did work for a jewelry store owner who's a friend of my family. That lead me to repair several antique clocks for a local customer. She ask me to go to her great aunt's barn and sort through a collection of old clocks that had been in the barn for 40 years. She offered me all the clocks and parts if I completely restored the grandfather clock she wanted. I did and recieved this John Hallam clock. She told me that here great aunt and uncle went to yard sales in England and love to buy old clocks. They had all the clocks shipped here from England when they moved. I may be able to find names and what location in England they were but I'm not sure it would be of interest. The clock has on the dial Jn. Hallam. Do you know if it's common to abriviate the Jn. for John? John Hallam is listed as a clock maker in 1799. I found referance to Hallam and son clock makers in 1850. You can see this at http://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/list.php?textsearch=English+Grandfather+clock&Submit=Search&display_op=50&newpricetype=all&newviewtype=textthumb&newsearch=yes&ordertype=DESChttp://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/list.php?textsearch=English+Grandfather+clock&Submit=Search&display_op=50&newpricetype=all&newviewtype=textthumb&newsearch=yes&ordertype=DESCIt's about the 15th clock down. This says that Hallam was well known in Nottingham as clockmakers. I'm guessing the clock I have is possibly from the 1st Hallam clock maker. The Hallam clocks from that era go for thousands of dollars. They were very good and well known.