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Here's a plated movement with alarm.
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I thought maybe a plate for the alarm was fitted on the side but not sure?
Yeap.....I definitely never collected these....
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Reckon this is 1730's. Unsigned and maybe some parts of the alarm missing.
8.5 inch dial which I think looks nice. Maybe originally a hooded wall...
My thoughts exactly. For that price you could buy an 18thC clock which should last another 300 years. Better still its likely to still have value...
This dial was painted by James Wilson of Birmingham. As you can see its quite similar which is why i originally thought it was English.
English spring clocks in mid 17thC used gut like the example in the photos which pre-dates the use of the pendulum.
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As Nick indicated chain was used in the 16thC. The table clock in the attached picture dates to 1630 and the enlarged photo is from a tower clock...
It wouldn't surprise me if the dial was painted in UK and exported to the US. The style was very common in the UK around 1800.
is there a signature on the back of the dial that I can see? most likely the dial painter.
I'm no expert on American clocks but I did find the...
“copperas” is iron sulfate. It’s also the same recipe of tannic acid plus iron sulfate.