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    Beautiful! Good spot for it too.

  2. #77

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    Finished product looks amazing. You've set a very high benchmark so I'm not sure where you go next......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanT View Post
    Finished product looks amazing. You've set a very high benchmark so I'm not sure where you go next......

    I think it unlikely that anything else that ticks will be welcomed, they might have to be static exhibits.

    However I'm very happy with this, I just have to glance up and see the mock pendulum catching the light from the standard lamp nearby.
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock

    I think it unlikely that anything else that ticks will be welcomed
    till you refill the
    coffers and see your next project.


    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by novicetimekeeper View Post
    I'm so glad you all love it as much as I do. Bracket clocks are still pretty serious prices so I won't be filling the house with them, but this is a pretty good start.

    Here he is where he will stay. The piece of furniture was my Uncle's pride and joy, it's repro and not to my taste but he loved it and I loved him, we use it for family pics as we don't have a grand piano.
    Congratulations.

    Wonderful.

    That picture to the viewer's left. Looks like they're toasting the clock!

    RM

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    That's my Uncle and his wife. Secretly engaged for 25 years because his mother hated Catholics and the Irish in equal measure. He wasn't keen on antiques, not sure what he would have made of it, Agnes would have liked it I think. The handsome chap peeking out on the right is my Dad, the small pic is my mum's brothers and sisters with their Mother. (The one who hated Catholics and Irish)
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock

    Its a stunning clock now, just gorgeous. Your restoration team have done a beautiful job!

    So.....whats on your shopping list next? (I'm ignoring your protestations that there will be no more!)

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    No more ticking not no more clocks!

    I would like a verge lantern, preferably with the bob between the trains.

    I would also like an external countwheel 8 day longcase, I have internal countwheel and internal and external rack.

    I'm always tempted by anything with a Dorset signature

    I'm also a sucker for verge silvered dial clocks but don't own one yet.

    Matthew likes the look of William and Mary ebonised bracket clocks, but I'll either have to be very lucky or save a lot of pennies for that.

    One clock that will be allowed to tick will be an English replacement for the French carriage clock on our mantelpiece. That will then be sold, the only clock I'll have sold.
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    I should list the work done

    Cabinet maker

    dismantle parts of top and reassemble
    repair damage to door
    make new feet
    stabilise and repair ebony veneer
    re veneer missing section
    replace front door glass and one side glass with period glass.
    re ebonise some fruitwood moulding repairs.
    clean and polish

    Clock repairs

    hand carve and finish laser cut hand blank, blue both hands.
    clean and refinish dial and spandrels, lacquer spandrels.
    make six new square headed screws for spandrels.
    fabricate apron from free issue 18th century dialplate
    make screws for apron
    New contrate pinion
    repair escapement, include counter bore front bush and thin back cock to reposition verge flags on crown wheel
    bush front and back of fusee, back of centre wheel
    make clutch spring
    fit new gut line to replace steel
    make key (fabricated from period shaft and brass from dialplate)
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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