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  1. novicetimekeeper liked Uhralt's post in the thread Inherited Dutch Clock.

    With regard to the weights: Because this clock is rope driven, each weight needs a counter weight in order to prevent the ropes from...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 1:16 AM
  2. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Seatboard Screws for English GF Clocks.

    Just for the record, though your problem is fixed, you can use seatboard hooks if you can't use the threaded holes. (not all clocks have...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 1:07 AM
  3. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Tortoise shell.

    Have spoken to the cabinet maker, repair seems totally non viable. Personally I think strip veneer, replace with pearwood and ebonise....

    Jan 19, 2020 at 6:00 AM
  4. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Tortoise shell.

    Tortoiseshell was always expensive, so faux tortoishell was one of the techniques used for lacquer on longcase clocks in the 18th...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 3:23 AM
  5. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Henry Gunton, Norwich..

    Not well, but I can google :)

    Jan 18, 2020 at 4:41 PM
  6. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Henry Gunton, Norwich..

    Yes, he repeated entries in Vol 2 if there was additional information available. The original entry in Vol 1 was based on a single...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 4:08 PM
  7. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Henry Gunton, Norwich..

    Originally Brian Loomes wrote a second volume to Baillies book Volume 1 which had been published in 1929. The idea was to provide an...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 2:53 PM
  8. novicetimekeeper attached a file to the thread Henry Gunton, Norwich..

    perfectly respectable movement. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  9. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Henry Gunton, Norwich..

    That's later than the dates in my copy of Baillies but it doesn't surprise me as I would have thought this style fairly late. The...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 1:35 PM
  10. novicetimekeeper posted a new thread.

    Henry Gunton, Norwich.

    I bought it for the weights. He was working in the early 19th century. Early 19th century longcase clock face and movement^ weights etc

    Forum: Your Newest Clock Acquisition

    Jan 18, 2020 at 12:38 PM
  11. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread "Curious Story of an Alarm Clock".

    This was when it was in Silesia, should have waited.

    Jan 18, 2020 at 10:57 AM
  12. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Presentation on Colchester Clock/Watch makers 1700-1850.

    Considering it is such a niche area it is funny to have two collectors of Colchester clocks on the board. You two should meet up next...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:31 AM
  13. novicetimekeeper posted a new thread.

    Tortoise shell

    Is there a source for something that can be used to replace lost tortoiseshell veneer to a decent standard?

    Forum: Clock Case Restoration and Repair

    Jan 18, 2020 at 5:59 AM
  14. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Weighing Longcase Weights.

    If you attach the spring balance between the weight and the seatboard you don't need to wait for the clock to run down. Subtract the...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 5:50 AM
  15. novicetimekeeper liked Chris Radano's post in the thread English?????.

    For that size dial, that's probably another hooded clock. Pretty nice score. Not a great number of these around.

    Jan 18, 2020 at 4:59 AM