York County’s Phineas Davis, an inventor, contributed much to commerce and transportation in the 40 short years of his life.
I have written before about the very talented clockmaker and artist, John Fisher (1736-1808) and his remarkable clocks. He was also an able sculptor in wood and painted with such accuracy that his dog Wasser, attacked his newly painted sign for the Black Bear Tavern. Local historian and artist Jim
Advertisers have always tried to make their ads pop out. I don’t know if the eye-catching arrangement above was thought up by coppersmith Charles Fisher or the newspaper publisher, but it worked for me. Charles Fisher was the son of famed York County clockmaker John Fisher. This advertisement is from
My previous post on John Fisher focused on his clocks. Fisher was also quite an artist. As well as pictures, he painted his wood carvings and also flags and trade signs to order. York folk artist Lewis Miller recorded what happened when Fisher’s dog got a look at the sign
Even in his own time, John Fisher of York was recognized for his extraordinary skills as a clockmaker and artist. His clocks were not just your ordinary eight day tall case clocks of the late eighteenth century. He created musical clocks, playing different tunes, and in 1790 he created a
The York Imperial apple won’t win any beauty contests. I have several in my fruit bowl right now and they all look different. They come in various shadings of red and green with brown freckles. Shape isn’t uniform either–one is round, one is lopsided and one is…well, a kind of