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Longcase clock. It would appear, that Lewars was working there about the 1750 to 1775 period.
The following was provided by Suzie Lorenz:- John Lewars, as you know, was a clock maker and he was also close friends with the poet, Robert Burns. John's sister Jenny, nursed Robert Burns the last days of his life and cared for his family after his death. Some information on John Lewars can be found when you look up Robert Burns. He seems to have been an excise man at the same time as Robert Burns as well as a clock maker.
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Photos by L. Collins
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