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    Help ID'g a 19th-Century Clock

    JTD, thank you. These details will be great to pass along to my distant cousin, who I've never met. I'm sure he will want to know as much about the piece as possible, since it's, as you say, a family heirloom. Even though it's not mine, I hope someone will take it in for some cleaning and...
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    Help ID'g a 19th-Century Clock

    Another quick question...Is this a decent-quality, middle-of-the-road clock? If it doesn't run, is it worth fixing? Any idea where it might have been made?
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    Help ID'g a 19th-Century Clock

    Willie and Steven, Thanks so much for the insight. My cousin will be disappointed to hear that the clock is not as old as he was told. Maybe it was a gift to "Granny Eanes" in her older age and not at her marriage, or to one of her children; she died in 1919. I'll pass along the good details...
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    Help ID'g a 19th-Century Clock

    Haven't been here for weeks and weeks...caught up in holidays. During that time, I received an email from a distant cousin, with a picture of a clock (unfortunately, pic was taken in 1990s, he says). The piece was given as a wedding gift to an ancestral couple in the mid-1860s, as far as he...
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    Antique Store Finds

    So glad your day was enjoyable and finds good. Oh, how I'd love to be driving the roads up there. No good antique store purchases for me yet. Hoping, as was pointed out, that I can happen on some being sold by a not-knowledgeable dealer. Most of all, love your phraseology...and I'll be borrowing...
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    Antique Store Finds

    Stan, very pretty movement.
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    Humorous Book Title/WorldCat Great Source

    Graham, forgot to say that yes, I think it would be easy to develop an interest in English watches -- maybe especially those of the 19th century -- as they had so much influence on American watchmaking. In addition, I'm a mild to moderate Anglophile with many British ancestors. Right now, I'm...
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    Humorous Book Title/WorldCat Great Source

    Graham, will look forward to reading these chapters. I did look at some material recently about verge, cylinder and lever escapements (do I have that correct?) and would like to understand at a high level the differences among these. Am hoping the work's opening will set a good frame for a...
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    Humorous Book Title/WorldCat Great Source

    Graham, will look forward to reading these chapters. I did look at some material recently about verge, cylinder and lever escapements (do I have that correct?) and would like to understand at a high level the differences among these. Am hoping the work's opening will set a good frame for a...
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    Humorous Book Title/WorldCat Great Source

    Graham, yes! I was wondering, though didn't mention it here, about use of "artificial" (was focusing mainly on "unlearned," LOL). Words do indeed change meanings and usage. Would reading this work enhance my understanding, i.e., would I be able to understand enough of it for it to help me with...
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    Humorous Book Title/WorldCat Great Source

    Spotted the below today (see photo) and got a chuckle as I was looking for horological works on WorldCat. The title of this centuries-old book struck me particularly because I'm a novice: The artificial clock-maker: a treatise of watch and clock-work, wherein the art of calculating numbers for...
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    New to Horology!

    You'll love it. I'm new to horology, too, and folks here have been generous and fun in sharing their knowledge.
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    Repair $$ Differential Between Older and Newer RR Watches?

    John, this was DeweyC's comment in response to an earlier post in this thread by me: When you contrast this to Hamilton's [business] model (with which they DOMINATED the RR market within 10 years), you really appreciate the thought process that went into it's creation. I told him I hadn't known...
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    Repair $$ Differential Between Older and Newer RR Watches?

    John, I have watched this video and really enjoyed it. Thanks so much for posting. Is Elgin one of your favorite brands? I'm here because of an Elgin, ca 1887, that came to me recently...not railroad-grade. It belonged to my grandfather who raised me, so I cherish it. Happy that this video shows...
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    Repair $$ Differential Between Older and Newer RR Watches?

    Dewey, so much fascinating stuff to discuss! It's almost overwhelming. And yes...a single post easily leads into both closely related and far-afield areas. It's too easy for me to get down in the weeds, so must be careful about brevity LOL. This is hard when talking about a topic, like...

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