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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: Djulz)

    Quote Originally Posted by Djulz View Post
    Hi Novicetimekeeper,

    I sense irony somehow.
    This is a weird clock.
    Happy to send a photo or two if that would help. Would it help?

    But what about the dial and my spouse?
    More discussion encouraged.
    Laprade, Sooth please put me out of my misery!

    With thanks

    Djulz
    irony?

    You can change your spouse, my ex would not countenance a longcase clock in the house, now I have 7 and dial and bracket clocks too.

    We may be reaching the limit or another relationship change could occur.

    If the dial plate is not ferromagnetic is it brass? Quite hard to get paint to adhere to brass, the conventional approach would be to engrave, wax, and silver. Especially for Handley and Moore.
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Hi Nick,
    It is brass. more over it is cut from a piece that was to be used for a dial-because you can see the outlines of marks and roman numerals on the back plate for a dial that was designed to be 12 inches rather than the 11 inches on this longcase.
    Apart from the switching mechanisms for strike silent and tune selection, there are no other markings or holes in the clock face.
    So if you did not PAINT brass, could you ENAMEL it? Happy to send a pic if interested. I have no idea.


    Julian, overwhelmed,started too late.

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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: Djulz)

    Quote Originally Posted by Djulz View Post
    Hi Nick,
    It is brass. more over it is cut from a piece that was to be used for a dial-because you can see the outlines of marks and roman numerals on the back plate for a dial that was designed to be 12 inches rather than the 11 inches on this longcase.
    Apart from the switching mechanisms for strike silent and tune selection, there are no other markings or holes in the clock face.
    So if you did not PAINT brass, could you ENAMEL it? Happy to send a pic if interested. I have no idea.


    Julian, overwhelmed,started too late.
    paint, enamel, they are all a bit vague as terms, I think Brian Loomes calls them white dials for that reason. An etch primer usually works on brass if you get it clean and grease free. Can we see the reverse of the dial?
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Hi Nick,
    Pictures to include dial, rear and front and some of back board of case.
    Can you see the curves marked on the back of a dial? It is hard to capture them with flash. The white dial is 11 inches, the backboard looks like they had planned 12 inches.
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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: Djulz)

    I like the detail in the hands, though they seem rather long for the dial design.
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Might the dial be repainted? If so, that could explain the plainness. The lack of wear around the winding holes, and the odd lack of rings around the indicator hands make me wonder.
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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: Djulz)

    Hi Djulz,

    Keep the wife and the clock. She at least lets you keep the clock in a main room of the house. Let her know you are going to run the clock on special occasions.

    Years ago, I had convinced my wife to let me hang my Sidney Advertising Clock in the entrance way of our home. But when I ran that thing with the rollers hooked up, every five minutes the bell would ring and the rollers would rotate and they would clunk about as they settled in. The sound being something akin to three car doors being closed in quick succession the next room. Well that didn't last long. Pretty soon I was getting the "look" about "that clock" and although I like my clock I like her more and the roller mechanism was detached.

    Which ever way you choose, let us know

    Bob

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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: RAK)

    Absolutely beautiful !! did you ever get a recording of the music?
    Bruce
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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: Djulz)

    Hi Bruce,
    I listen to it every day!!
    Sooth suggested posting video on the "You tube".
    I must say he sounds very progressive!
    Would a "soundtrack" fit on the narrow bandwidth the nawcc message board bandwidth provides? Would anyone-else be interested?
    I request advice out of ignorance, not lack of enthusiasm.
    As John Keats requested his epitaph: "here lies one whose name was writ in water" my abiding desire, with complete lack of his talent is "here lies one whose disinterest in being left (after life) on the internet was profound"
    But it is a top clock!! Wife out of house today, tunes on repeat! Imagine: a 7 song iPod made in 1800.

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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: Djulz)

    Quote Originally Posted by Djulz View Post
    Hi Bruce,
    I listen to it every day!!
    Sooth suggested posting video on the "You tube".
    I must say he sounds very progressive!
    Would a "soundtrack" fit on the narrow bandwidth the nawcc message board bandwidth provides? Would anyone-else be interested?
    I request advice out of ignorance, not lack of enthusiasm.
    As John Keats requested his epitaph: "here lies one whose name was writ in water" my abiding desire, with complete lack of his talent is "here lies one whose disinterest in being left (after life) on the internet was profound"
    But it is a top clock!! Wife out of house today, tunes on repeat! Imagine: a 7 song iPod made in 1800.
    This has been an enjoyable thread to observe.

    If you take a video and post it you YouTube and then provide a link here, there is no bandwidth issue for the NAWCC website. The video will be stored on, and stream from, YouTube.

    Here is how to upload videos to YouTube:

    Text Tutorials:
    https://photofocus.com/2014/01/08/ho...eo-to-youtube/
    https://support.google.com/youtube/a...DDesktop&hl=en

    Video Tutorial:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?vZvBuqRxaPs

    Tom

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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: gleber)

    Thank you Tom,
    I will do it this weekend.
    Julian

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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: Djulz)

    Dear Tom and Forum,
    With the assistance of my wife I have "uploaded" 3 of the seven tunes the clock plays to the Youtube.
    Her enthusiasm for the project was so great, I can only wonder whether she hopes one of you will make an offer on it...

    https://youtu.be/FJe5asahxps

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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: Djulz)

    Thanks so much for your effort but there is only an infinitesimal amount of sound............................
    Bruce
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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: Bruce Barnes)

    Sure?
    It may be a bit muted but its loud enough on Youtube in Australia!

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    Default Re: Musical Longcase Clock (By: Djulz)

    My error I forgot to max the sound........I may be a candidate for a walk-about!
    Es mejor morir de pie, que vivir de rodillas.....Emiliano Zapata Salazar

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