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  1. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Is this William Townly genuine?.

    I have seen added arches with automata, the easiest way to identify if this was once a 30 hour clock is the dial feet, which are almost...

    Jul 23, 2019 at 6:25 AM
  2. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Gut pallets?.

    That's much more what I originally thought, but could find no evidence. Dean's one is early I think but he just has the movement

    Jul 23, 2019 at 4:48 AM
  3. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Is this William Townly genuine?.

    Without better pics all this is just speculation.

    Jul 23, 2019 at 4:45 AM
  4. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread 1710 Etherington Table clock with lots of bits missing.

    I had been wondering the same.

    Jul 22, 2019 at 5:49 PM
  5. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Is this William Townly genuine?.

    yes, but only high end I think, and they would plan the dial rather better I think. Also the arch is later style than the rest of the...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:19 PM
  6. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Is this William Townly genuine?.

    A close up in focus of the top half of the dial. Pictures of the movement from both sides square on A picture showing as much of the...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 1:39 PM
  7. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Is this William Townly genuine?.

    My guess would be that the arch and roller are later, which would also make the case later. I also think it was originally 30 hour,...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 12:16 PM
  8. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Re-silvering a Jacques Tall case clock face.

    modern wax seems to struggle a bit with lacquer. Renaissance wax seems to be the solution.

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:55 AM
  9. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Sapphire vs Ruby???.

    Late 19 century counts as much more recently in my book. It is too modern for me to want to purchase anything clock related but more in...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:15 AM
  10. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Sapphire vs Ruby???.

    They have been considered separate stones since antiquity, the fact they are indeed the same stone will not have been known until much...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 2:16 AM
  11. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Brass dial cleaning.

    The matted centre of the dial should not be silvered, it's as simple as that. Dial centres were silvered on late brass dials, but they...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 3:38 PM
  12. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Dial silvering.

    Forgot all about it, and her last day at school was Friday, she moved to another school

    Jul 21, 2019 at 3:30 PM
  13. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread longcase Strikes get out of sync..

    your clocks are getting more interesting, we need to see the rest of that one.

    Jul 21, 2019 at 1:20 PM
  14. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Sapphire vs Ruby???.

    I did ask this once. I don't recall the answer. To my mind all the rubies used are really sapphires as they mainly aren't red. I wonder...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 1:02 PM
  15. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread longcase Strikes get out of sync..

    Yes I thought this was your 8 day rack strike. Do you have an 8 day countwheel?

    Jul 21, 2019 at 9:43 AM