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    Default I almost missed it!

    I couple of weeks ago I almost missed out on this.... I ran into it at an estate sale five minutes after a friend of mine... needless to say I was pretty angry with myself.... through some creative barganing we did some trading and I brought the clock home friday.... an interesting skeleton clock with a Fusee movement...

    Tim.. I really need a better camera
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    Default Re: I almost missed it! (By: tkmc37)

    Wow that is a really nice clock. Any idea on age and maker.
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    Default Re: I almost missed it! (By: Kevin W.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin W. View Post
    Wow that is a really nice clock. Any idea on age and maker.
    Thanks Kevin, I have yet to find a maker on clock, and Im still in the process of figuring out the age, somewhere in the mid 1800's would be my initial guess. However, a friend of mine thinks it could be earlier. Maybe someone on here will come along and help ahead some light on it..

    Tim....

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    Default Re: I almost missed it! (By: tkmc37)

    Nice clock! You were lucky to get a second chance to acquire it.

    There are a few skeletons around my home, but this isn't the correct forum to discuss them (they're not new acquisitions).


    Jim

    edit: I would gladly contribute to your camera fund.


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    Default Re: I almost missed it! (By: WRabbit)

    Indeed I was... usually I'm the first to know when they are coming up as the guy who runs the estate sale will send me pics of the clocks prior to the sale itself... To his credit, he did.. with one caveat, he failed to include a pic of the skeleton clock or the fact that one was being sold at all.. I wasn't interested in the clock he showed me so instead of going to the sale early my wife and I ran errands first,( her tail light lol), then went to the sales.. I ran in to the estate sale guy at his alternate location and he promptly asked if I had looked at the clocks specifically the skeleton clock... Imagine my surprise when he dropped that bomb on me lol... I quickly left and went to the sale with the clocks only to find a friend of mine hovering both clocks, ( a turn of century 2 weight Becker( of which I originally blew off because from the pics sent to me I could not see that it was weight driven) and the fusee skeleton clock)... it was pretty tense and I missed out.... however he has a penchant for figural clocks, so I traded him a Marti clock I had for the skeleton... he is also giving me another clock of which we have not decided on as of yet....

    Tim..... awaiting funds for camera lol lol lol

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    Default Re: I almost missed it! (By: tkmc37)

    Quote Originally Posted by tkmc37 View Post
    I couple of weeks ago I almost missed out on this.... I ran into it at an estate sale five minutes after a friend of mine... needless to say I was pretty angry with myself.... through some creative barganing we did some trading and I brought the clock home friday.... an interesting skeleton clock with a Fusee movement...

    Tim.. I really need a better camera
    Wow!

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    Default Re: I almost missed it! (By: David Mac Farlane)

    Good story, with a good ending. Very nice clock.
    A good camera is a valuable tool.



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    Default Re: I almost missed it! (By: musicguy)

    Speaking of cameras, i just got a new cell phone, this one has a great camera. Its a LG V20. Just a thought.
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    Default Re: I almost missed it! (By: Kevin W.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin W. View Post
    Speaking of cameras, i just got a new cell phone, this one has a great camera. Its a LG V20. Just a thought.
    I had actually used my wifes Samsung... its better than the camera I bought earlier in the year... I guess Im going to break down and buy a new one

    Tim

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    Default Re: I almost missed it! (By: tkmc37)

    Taking pictures with a cellphone (a Samsung) in less than marginal conditions is hard. When I photo parts of a clock I'm working on, I break out multiple light sources and use a tripod. It's very easy to get less than ideal photos otherwise. Outdoor scenery, no problem. Details of clocks...not so much.

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    Default Re: I almost missed it! (By: KurtinSA)

    Quote Originally Posted by KurtinSA View Post
    Taking pictures with a cellphone (a Samsung) in less than marginal conditions is hard. When I photo parts of a clock I'm working on, I break out multiple light sources and use a tripod. It's very easy to get less than ideal photos otherwise. Outdoor scenery, no problem. Details of clocks...not so much.

    Kurt
    Yall are killing me lol I will buy a suitable camera today!!!

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