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    Peerless - Grandfather clock identification

    Thanks for your replies. I now believe that this is indeed a beat adjuster! But I have another question. The clock currently has steel cable for the weights. It appears to be the correct diameter for the grooved barrels, but I had always thought that steel cable on brass barrels was not a good...
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    Peerless - Grandfather clock identification

    Hi, my apologies, post #6 above was my error, not sure how to delete it, please ignore it. Ian
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    Peerless - Grandfather clock identification

    Hi, I have just yesterday been asked to look at a long case clock which seems to be identical to the one above. However, there is one feature that both clocks have in common that intrigues me. Take a look at the rod on the crutch that fits in the slot in the pendulum rod: On my clock this...
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    Post your Dutch wall clocks here

    Thanks for your notes about my clock. I now see the zodiac signs round the arch, and I guess it is the 4 quarters of the moon in the corners of the dial. Do you know the name of the brass part in front of the glass at the bottom of the case? On mine the size is 190mm high and 148mm wide. Do you...
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    Post your Dutch wall clocks here

    Hi everyone, hope you are all keeping well in these strange times. Just yesterday I was given a large wooden wall clock that appeared to be Dutch, confirmed when I had a better look this morning. I've not had one of these in for repair before so have no first hand experience, but I think it's a...
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    Jerome New Haven Dolphin Timepiece

    Hi everyone, and hope you are keeping safe during these strange times. I've just had a steeple clock dropped off to me by a friend. She described it as "the movement fell out" when what actually happened is the mainspring broke into many pieces. It has a label pasted on the back of the...
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    English Bracket Clock with Verge and Crown Wheel

    The clock has 5 pillars, 2 at the top, 2 half way down and 1 at the bottom in the centre. The dial and back plate (which has decorative engraving) are marked Mathew Holland London. There is a document in the National Archives featuring Mathew Holland of London, watchmaker, dated 1758.
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    Wheel Cutting Engine

    Thanks for the link, very useful. Regards
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    English Bracket Clock with Verge and Crown Wheel

    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try these and report back. Regards
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    English Bracket Clock with Verge and Crown Wheel

    H everyone I'm working on an 18th century bracket clock with verge and crown wheel escapement. The major issue at the moment is the wear on the crown wheel teeth. The wheel is running true, but some teeth are much lower than others (seems random, they're not, for example, all on one...
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    Wheel Cutting Engine

    Hi everyone I recently inherited a wheel cutting engine which appears to be the same as illustrations Fig. 83 & 84 in J M Wild's book Wheel and Pinion Cutting in Horology. Wild describes this as appearing in the Horological Journal starting in February 1979. Can anyone help me with...
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    Coca Cola Advertising Clock

    Thanks for your help, that's exactly the sort of reference I needed. I expect the pendulum was dropped and the rating nut and threaded portion broke off from the wood. Regards Ian
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    Coca Cola Advertising Clock

    Hi, I was just asked to look at a Coca Cola advertising clock. A quick search of the forums found several threads with identical clocks, identified as a Gilbert 3022. This clock has only a "C" or a "G" and a "J" stamped on the frame with no other identification. After attention to the dial...
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    Brass dial cleaning

    The brass dial from a Welsh longcase clock movement is to be re-silvered. I have dismantled the dial, and there is a considerable amount of corrosion on the brass under the corner spandrels, presumably where polish has lingered after attempted cleaning. These corner areas are cleaning up...

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