Looks very nice from here, congrats
Hi folks. I wanted to share my first wood works clock. I've been frequenting the forum for a couple of years now and have 20+ clocks, but none of them are WW and I've been wanting one for a while. I found this for a decent price and took a chance on it. All I have now is this picture, but the stenciling and overall look just "got" me. The description says it's a 30-hour and 35 inches tall. I think there is a plain/or stencilled border around the mirror. I've seen other clocks that have a stencilled portion at the bottom of the mirror. I have no clue as to the operational condition of the movement. Hopefully I haven't bought a pig in a poke, but the unknown is oddly attractive to me. I will update the post with more pictures when I get the clock, but comments welcome in the meantime!
Looks very nice from here, congrats
The ticking of a clock, the heartbeat of time
Nice looking clock. I'm sure you will enjoy having a wooden works clock. They usually are great time keepers and you don't even need to them except in a couple of places. I would love to see what it looks like inside.
I'm anxious too. I know it goes against normal buying behavior, but I like it nonetheless. I will certainly post more pictures when I'm able. I do like that these clocks keep good time and are repairable.
Thanks for the advice. I'm anxious to see what's under that dial too!
Well, I finally have the clock in my possession. After untangling the lines on the drums, the clock is ticking and striking. The door glass is wavy and puttied in. The mirror definitely looks period. I need to get a new cover for the back of the movement, zinc I suppose? I'm really digging the size of the face on this clock and the clear, loud bell strike. Attachment 127150Attachment 127151Attachment 127152Attachment 127153Attachment 127154Attachment 127155Attachment 127156Attachment 127157Attachment 127158The pieces of missing veneer above the face were actually included with the clock, so I was able to reglue them. There are no holes on the tops of the chimneys, so I guess no finials originally. Original pendulum and weights, I'm happy.
There is definitely traces of graphite in the bushings. I oiled the pallets and EW pivots.
I've also included a picture of the lock. Any idea what the key would look like for this? I assume it's ivory for the escutcheon?
After some more research I determined that my movement typs is 5.112 according to the Snowden bulletin article. I also figured out the lock takes a "Terry" style key, but I'm wondering about the size, specifically the distance between the post and the hole the peg from the key fits into. I see there are replacement keys are available, but not sure they'd fit the aforementioned distance.
Congrats on your first wood movement clock.
I just have to comment how wonderful your excitement and enthusiasm are surrounding your acquisition. Nice piece of Americana...and nice to see on the MB for a change.
Let this be the start of a fun and rewarding adventure of discovery that can and hopefully will last a life time....and please permit us interested folks partake with you.
Thanks RM. To me this clock has a great presence. It's taller than my ST triple decker, and as mentioned, the face is bold and large. The wood movement makes it a "warmer" clock for me, more approachable, having these mechanical components made from a natural organic material.
I've seen one example with bun feet. Did these clocks originally have any kind of feet?
It definitely ooozes history.
Last edited by melikesclocks; 04-11-2012 at 12:04 PM.
case type did not have feet.
I am confused. Your posting is leading a double life. It is present on both this forum and the wooden works forum. Updating in one doesn't
automatically update the other.
Odd. What's up with that?
Since this is also on the Wood Works forum, please continue discussion there. It is becoming too confusing with a double-lived thread.