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    Default Looking to find out what this is

    I have a clock my father left me. I have not put it together yet. It has been packed for a few years. The case was cleaned many years ago and I have all weights and parts. Just curios what kind it is. The face says Nataniel Adams, but I cannot find much info on it. Thanks for the help
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    Default Re: Looking to find out what this is (By: jeffreyskoch)

    Not an expert here but looks to be a nice American Tall Case clock, probably 8 day movement. Most likely New England, maybe New Hampshire. About all I can tell you about it but defintely worth restoring. Am sure someone else will give you a more in depth description.

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    Default Re: Looking to find out what this is (By: jeffreyskoch)

    Hi, Jeffrey, welcome to the message board. Looks like a fine example of early American craftmanship. Spittlers' and Bailey's American Clockmakers and Watchmakers lists Nathaniel Adams as "Troy, New York, Ca. 1794. White dial clock extant."
    Is the movement brass, or wood? Could you post a few pictures of the movement?
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    Default Re: Looking to find out what this is (By: jeffreyskoch)

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreyskoch View Post
    I have a clock my father left me. I have not put it together yet. It has been packed for a few years. The case was cleaned many years ago and I have all weights and parts. Just curios what kind it is. The face says Nataniel Adams, but I cannot find much info on it. Thanks for the help
    Any chance you can provide decent pics of case and movement?

    RM
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    Default Re: Looking to find out what this is (By: rmarkowitz1_cee4a1)

    It is brass here are a few more pictures
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    Default Re: Looking to find out what this is (By: jeffreyskoch)

    Movement appears to be 8 day and in need of some restoration. Not sure if it is American or English but if I had to guess, I would say English. Case is defintely American and a nice one.

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    Default Re: Looking to find out what this is (By: Weight Driven)

    I really have no way of confirming this, but based on what I've seen before, I'd say it is an English movement as well.

    The upper dial posts seem to have come loose. These would have been fixed in place in the top plate of the movement with taper pins that have probably fallen out. Since the dial is now hanging by the bottom two dial posts, be careful to keep them from being bent, broken off or perhaps even warping the top plate of the movement. In this condition, the hands, seconds bit or calendar disk could be bent, warped broken or as well.

    Quite a bit a rust! Was it stored in a damp environment?

    Any markings on the movement?

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