The present clock is almost certainly the work of Thomas Cole but as it does not have his serial numbers punched on the case it cannot be fully attributed to him. Hunt and Roskell was established in 1844. According to J.B. Hawkins op. cit, early strut clocks with the Hunt & Roskell address did not have Cole's serial numbers on them. They can therefore be no earlier than the dissolution of the partnership between Mortimer and Hunt (predecessor to Hunt and Roskell) in December 1843 and no later than 1849. See J.B. Hawkins Thomas Cole and Victorian Clockmaking, Sydney, 1975, pp.23-26.