Recent content by Michael Gorham

  1. Michael Gorham

    Two unknown watchmaker's tools.

    I agree with both of those last two comments but it may be E Hale and Co though who made Howard cases, maybe screw holders for various size Howard watches.
  2. Michael Gorham

    Two unknown watchmaker's tools.

    I've managed to open the brass circular item and it rotates to reveal several numbered compartments, one of which contains a small solid brass cylinder. I'm guessing the "The E.H.W. & C. Co." stands for the Howard Watch & Clock company.
  3. Michael Gorham

    Two unknown watchmaker's tools.

    I managed to free the central rod of the micrometer tool - it had a securing screw on its side!
  4. Michael Gorham

    Two unknown watchmaker's tools.

    Any idea what these are used for please? The first one is 5 3/4" tall with a 1 5/8" diameter dial but the central rod with a pointed tip extends below the level of its platform and is seized. It is made of cast iron and named "Goodell & Winn" The second one is 2" in diameter, made of brass...
  5. Michael Gorham

    Unknown hairspring tool.

    Thanks for your help, Dushan. It does not have its own balance spring other than the separate one shown. I have owned several full blown hairspring vibrating tools but this one did not seem to have that ability. Michael
  6. Michael Gorham

    Unknown hairspring tool.

    Does anyone know what this is called or its use? Thanks.
  7. Michael Gorham

    Howard tower clock advice please.

    Thanks Harold, it's fine now. Michael
  8. Michael Gorham

    Howard tower clock advice please.

    I keep getting error messages when replying to private messages - anyone else getting this problem?
  9. Michael Gorham

    Howard tower clock advice please.

    As an Englishman I'm impressed, Doug! And by your use of the word lorry! gvsale, it takes all sorts!
  10. Michael Gorham

    Howard tower clock advice please.

    Thanks for your trouble Jim - much appreciated. My clock had been sitting in a parking lot for years luckily well greased but still exposed to the elements. A local antique shop bought it and set it up in their shop then called in my watchmaker friend to shorten the pendulum so it could sit at...
  11. Michael Gorham

    Howard tower clock advice please.

    Thanks for your advice, gvsale, it's in the Mid-West. Jim, you're right and I thought about that after I posted. It's original in that no parts have been replaced but the original ones were glass blasted, some parts chromed, hand sanded until all 200 component parts were immaculate but the...
  12. Michael Gorham

    Howard tower clock advice please.

    Thank you Steven -will I still get email notifications to any responses?
  13. Michael Gorham

    Howard tower clock advice please.

    I am about to buy out the contents of a Master watchmaker's shop who is retiring after 50 years in the business and need advice about the best way to sell this Howard tower clock, fully and expertly restored by him. It is complete and original except for the dial and hands and fully functional...
  14. Michael Gorham

    Any idea what these watchmaker related items are please?

    Tom, I can see your logic and the exact shape of the end is not clear from my pictures. It is more rectangular than square with rounded ends plus I have about 20 of them - all identical.

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