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    Default Langdon and Jones

    I know very little of this company and have found not much when Goggled.
    I have a case with the label on it that saysImproved clocks, Langdon and Jones on it.Its in rough shape but all there.It needs a lot of work to get it to be a decent looking clock.I saw one on the internet and it is a 8 day with a wooden movement.Any ideas what this one had and how it looked? Does anyone have clocks made by this maker?

    I took these pictures with my new camera.It is a Sony DSC-W180
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    Default Re: Langdon and Jones (RE: Kevin W.)

    American Clocks Vol 3 by Spittler & Bailey

    Langdon & Jones Burlington Conn Circa 1835

    Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World Vol 2 by Loomes

    William Langdon & George A. Jones Bristol USA 1845-55

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    Default Re: Langdon and Jones (RE: Frank Menez)

    Great Label on the case Kevin. That case should keep you busy for a little while
    Good luck!
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    Default Re: Langdon and Jones (RE: Grant Perry)

    Kevin,

    You clock had triangular columns like my Daniel Pratt clock. I can probably measure the angle for you (might just be a 45 degree but I'm not sure). Also, because it's a solid door with the columns attached, I'd suggest putting a mirror in it. These are the original "looking glass" style clocks.

    The movement looks like it would have been a traditional style wooden works, but attached with screws (the movement would have had 4 pre-drilled screw mounting holes in the backplate for this). So no side rails. I do have a movement that is back-mounted like this that I could photograph for you.

    The splat would have been either stencilled (normally) or mahogany veneered (more likey since your clock did not have stencilled columns).

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    Default Re: Langdon and Jones (RE: Sooth)

    Thanks everyone for the information it will be helpful.
    Yes Sooth could you give the angle of those pieces that go on the front.
    I think the hardest part will be to find a movement and dial for this clock.I was thinking i might have to go with a 30 hour ogee movement.
    I saw another clock on the internet made by this maker and it had feet on it.
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    Default Re: Langdon and Jones (RE: Kevin W.)

    Veritas,
    I just picked up a Langdon and Jones at auction today. Its complete, a little time worn, but will look nice once cleaned up. I will post a couple picks in a day or so if your still interested.
    Billy

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    Default Re: Langdon and Jones (RE: Billy)

    Hi Billy i would like to see pictures of your clock, it would be of help.Thanks.
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    Default Re: Langdon and Jones (RE: Kevin W.)

    Veritas,
    Here are some pics, if you need more or different angle, let me know.

    What little research I can find, I'm guessing that the weights are not original. The splat has been replaced. The bottom glass, eh? who knows. Probably replaced.
    I don't have pics of the movement, its in pieces. Its really in pretty good shape. Some teeth have been replaced. But it had a funky spotty lookin white mold? growin on it. So, I just finished a dunk and swish in bleach/soap mix.

    BTW, How does one determine if you have an 8 hr. or 30 hr. movement?
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    Default Re: Langdon and Jones (RE: Billy)

    Hi Billy, if the weights came with this movement, and they weigh about 3 pounds each then its a 30 hour, if they weigh about 8 pounds then a 8 day clock.
    I would like to see pics of the movement when you can get to it, thanks and great pictures.Looks like a nice one to restore.
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    Default Re: Langdon and Jones (RE: Kevin W.)

    I got a langdon and jones clock that works

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    Default Re: Langdon and Jones (RE: Kevin W.)

    I got one in an auction

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