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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    I'm at a loss for words with that one.

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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Here is a recent purchase.I can,t complain as the price was good and the case is in decent shape.probaly a replacement tablet.The ogee on the right.
    Also would anyone have a idea as to age and maker of this clock.There is no label and i see nothing on the movement either.
    Don,t you just love solder and the wonderful bushing job??
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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Veritas, that is a VERY VERY unusual movemnt. I have never seen one like it, or even one that's in any way similar. The count wheel is incredibly bizarre, and I haven't seen any movements with a plain front plate like this either. They usually have the typical "toombstone" cutout, or something similar.

    I also haven't seen any ogee movements with such thin wheel edges, with a fine line engraved along them. The wheels on typical movements are usually bulky and ridged (but not always).

    I have, however, seen that shape of escape wheel bridge. I'll have a quick look at my files. The name JJ Beals seems to be popping out at me. Or maybe Smith something...

    Nope, I've got nothing similar, but it seems to me the only VAGUELY similar one I've seen may have been from a New York maker.

    As for the tablet, it looks like the tablets I've often seen on very late (1880ish) Jerome clocks, but I believe it was also offered as a reproduction glass, and it could just be an older replacement one.

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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Sooth, what jumped out at me that was odd, is the winding arbours are so high up.
    Wish i knew who made this.It is a peculiar movement.
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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Veritas, I cannot recall seeing an OG movement with the wind arbors above the motion works like yours. Very unusual. Is there a dial with it?
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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Oh wow. I totally glazed over that small bit of OBVIOUS info. And yeah, I have DEFINITELY never seen an ogee with the arbors above the centre.

    It might be extremely rare.

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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Sooth, I will repost some pics of this ogee in the clocks section.It may get seen better there.
    It looks very strange to me.I bought this for 50 bucks at my ch 111 meeting last sunday.
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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry
    Here is another I ran across. No explanationation necessary. Picture tell it all.

    Jerry
    Maybe sheet metal screws were on sale that week?

    It's the 'one size fits all' approach. I remember seeing a muffler commercial on TV several years ago. A customer asks the repair guy (a Mr. Badwrench type) in his shop "is that the right muffler for my car?" To which the repair guy replies: "we'll MAKE it fit." :o


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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Harold the dial is a replacement, so i did not show the photo of it.If it would help i will post a photo.
    Very unusual ogee.
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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Veritas I have found you a manufacturer for your movement!! It is a 30 hour upside down movement by Welch, Brown, and Co., Bristol Conn, 1841-1843. I found it in Kenneth D Roberts book, The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology, page 221. No case is shown with the movement. Too bad your clock has no label, as I think it may be quite a rare find.
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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Wow Harold, too cool.I do wish it had a label too.It would really make the clock a lot more valuable.I never heard of a upside down movement before.I will google a search for this and see what comes up.
    Many thanks Harold.
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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Veritas, start a separate thread with this clock so others might notice and comment. I would be interested in finding out more about this movement and the shortlived company that made it.
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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    No problem, i will do this.
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    Default Re: Clockmakers Hall of Shame (By: Jerry Kenney)

    Here is another, a little desk clock. I guess if a little oil is good then a lot of oil is better.
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    Wow! I think it might be illegal to dispose of that much oil in the conventional way. You probably should take it to a service station for recycling
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