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  1. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Alternatives to lacquering.

    I have taken to using renaissance wax for this. I have noticed a slight tendency to spotting with something, I'm guessing some sort of...

    Aug 11, 2020 at 10:42 AM
  2. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Is there a liquid that resembles Mercury in appearance?.

    Mercury must temperature compensate to some extent if present as when it gets warmer it expands raising the centre of inertia whereas...

    Aug 10, 2020 at 2:36 PM
  3. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Lockdown keys.

    I hadn't found any prices yet. I've bought a few secondhand and had them altered to fit. Most of the new ones you can buy are horrible.

    Aug 9, 2020 at 3:14 PM
  4. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Lockdown keys.

    They look encouraging

    Aug 9, 2020 at 10:27 AM
  5. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread English bell clock with fusee?.

    Not at all sure what that is. The pic of the back shows cropped corners that are not seen on the pic from the front. The engraving on...

    Aug 9, 2020 at 4:13 AM
  6. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Lockdown keys.

    Looking good. Very hard to find decent quality blanks anymore.

    Aug 9, 2020 at 3:39 AM
  7. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread English bell clock with fusee?.

    Is it a dial clock or a bracket clock? I think bracket as the bottom pillars are below the barrels but I don't know how else to tell....

    Aug 8, 2020 at 2:54 PM
  8. novicetimekeeper attached a file to the thread Dwerrihouse & Ogston, Davies St, Berkeley Square..

    Dial arrived last week, just finished moving clocks around to give this one a forever home and when I sat down to cool off in front of a...

    20200808_171631.jpg Aug 8, 2020 at 12:33 PM
  9. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread long case clock maker.

    That additional pic does not help much. I would say the hinges are later replacements and the door may or may not have been carved...

    Aug 6, 2020 at 4:40 PM
  10. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread long case clock maker.

    There was a London chap but wrong dates for this style. I've never seen a London 30 hour that might have been made after 1710. They are...

    Aug 6, 2020 at 2:10 AM
  11. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread long case clock maker.

    It rather suggests that the movement is not original, and that the clock was once 30 hour.

    Aug 5, 2020
  12. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Selling advice to our loved ones, after we have died.

    I do have a spreadsheet for guidance, but I think Matthew knows which are the most valuable. I suspect he will keep a couple but I'm...

    Aug 5, 2020