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  1. #46

    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock (By: DeanT)

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanT View Post
    Looks in great condition to me. Not much more than a light clean and polish......

    Nice
    What do you think about the feet? In a way they lighten the look but seeing the marks on the case they don't look original, and blocks are friendlier to the case.
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

  2. #47

    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Quote Originally Posted by novicetimekeeper View Post
    What do you think about the feet? In a way they lighten the look but seeing the marks on the case they don't look original, and blocks are friendlier to the case.
    I've changed my mine about 3 times about the feet. I can't decide as both would look great....don't think there is a wrong decision here!

  3. #48

    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock (By: DeanT)

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanT View Post
    I've changed my mine about 3 times about the feet. I can't decide as both would look great....don't think there is a wrong decision here!
    I'm going to take the advice of the cabinet maker and go with that. I'll be taking the case to him next week. He is a very clever chap with a huge amount of experience, I'm sure he can make it work whichever way he thinks is right.
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

  4. #49

    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Case is with the cabinet maker. Will be repaired and refreshed, nothing too major. feet will be changed for ebonised wood block feet. We have worked out the the rear door glass and one side appear original, the front door and the other side will have the glass changed for period glass.

    Meanwhile the movement is in pieces and shows the damage done by the wire fitted instead of gut. Not much can be done about the damage to the plates.

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    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

  5. #50

    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock (By: novicetimekeeper)

    The movement is ready to go, just waiting on the case now.

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    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

  6. #51

    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock (By: novicetimekeeper)

    That's come up beautifully as expected! I love the six pillars on a timepiece and the engraving on the backplate is exquisite. Such a well made clock with a restoration of the same standard. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  7. #52

    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock (By: DeanT)

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanT View Post
    That's come up beautifully as expected! I love the six pillars on a timepiece and the engraving on the backplate is exquisite. Such a well made clock with a restoration of the same standard. Can't wait to see the finished product!
    he has made a new apron, you can see it in the side shot. We have left it plain, don't think you could do that engraving justice.

    I've seen the dial which I'm very pleased with, that minute hand has come up well too.

    Edit>
    I think removing the brasso from the engraving should get a special mention.
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

  8. #53

    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock (By: novicetimekeeper)

    BT declared Mr Post was spam but I got the rest through another email address. Apologies for the delay




    As you can see it was under test so ready to go when the case comes back

    Again, I take no credit for any of this. DeanT found it, and two very skilled men are working on it. All I did was bid on it and pay for it.
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    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

  9. #54

    Default Re: William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock (By: novicetimekeeper)

    This is quite a long thread now so perhaps I should put before and after in the same thread.

    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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