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  1. #31

    Default Re: unmarked banjo clock... (By: Andy Dervan)

    Hi Andy, some confusion reigns.........have we now made common usage of the term "presentation pediment" re PTP instruments and incorporated it into everyday usage?
    If so then my clock is a contemporary clock which I find hard to believe and it's age and attribution is unknown to me.
    I have the book and it may be a wee bit vague on this term.
    Thanks for your input,
    Bruce
    Es mejor morir de pie, que vivir de rodillas.....Emiliano Zapata Salazar

  2. #32

    Default Re: unmarked banjo clock... (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Quote Originally Posted by novicetimekeeper View Post
    I agree, just noticed oculus. On a longcase we call that a lenticle. Whenever I see oculus it makes me think of the Pantheon.
    One of those interesting bits of horological vocabulary.

    I've tended to use the term "lenticle", which is a small lens or lens shaped formation, to describe the small glazed window in the door of a tall case clock for viewing the pendulum.

    I've used the term "oculus" to describe the open space in the eglomise panel of a clock for viewing the pendulum.

    I've seen the latter used this way in the literature and auction catalogs as well.

    Though Latin, it's all Greek to me ;>)

    RM

  3. #33

    Default Re: unmarked banjo clock...

    Hello Bruce,

    It is called "Lower Bracket or Bracket"; I have never heard the term either verbally or in writing "presentation pediment".

    I do not know what term "PTP" means.

    Your clock dates from 1840s, however it has been heavily modified:

    Glasses are much later reproductions - original glasses were black and gold
    Brass sidearms are incorrect - clock either had none or wood sidearms.
    Original finial was wood
    Weight was stamped Tifft

    These clocks were competing as lower cost options vs. Howard & Davis in Boston.

    I will attempt to take a photograph of a signed Tifft clock that I have..

    Andy Dervan
    Last edited by Andy Dervan; 07-28-2017 at 07:36 PM.

  4. #34

    Default Re: unmarked banjo clock... (By: Andy Dervan)

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Dervan View Post
    I do not know what term "PTP" means.
    someone used it for 'patent timepiece'
    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

  5. #35

    Default Re: unmarked banjo clock... (By: bruce linde)

    Two Bruce's, my clock is the crotch mahogany case.............................
    Es mejor morir de pie, que vivir de rodillas.....Emiliano Zapata Salazar

  6. #36

    Default Re: unmarked banjo clock... (By: Bruce Barnes)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Barnes View Post
    Two Bruce's, my clock is the crotch mahogany case.............................

    no... one Bruce and one bruce.
    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

  7. #37

    Default Re: unmarked banjo clock... (By: bruce linde)

    better repro hands from timesavers...


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    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

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    Default Re: unmarked banjo clock... (By: bruce linde)

    Bruce,

    Your clock looks super- really like the hands! Look at all we have learned from the original posting of your clock- THANKS!!!

    George
    Time is a great story teller... Irish Proverb

  9. #39

    Default Re: unmarked banjo clock... (By: George Nelson)

    I agree, the new hands have a much lighter look, a worthwhile change.
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

  10. #40

    Default Re: unmarked banjo clock... (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Quote Originally Posted by novicetimekeeper View Post
    I agree, the new hands have a much lighter look, a worthwhile change.

    thanks, guys... it doesn't show in that photo, but the repro hands (from timesavers) are blued... and from the right angles or with the right lighting are just gorgeous.

    cheap thrills! 8-)

    thanks again for the wise counsel.
    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

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