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  1. novicetimekeeper attached a file to the thread Thomas Hall, Longford, early moon roller, 1730s?.

    Well that seems to be a success [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

    hall-dial-waxed-1.jpg hall-dial-waxed-2.jpg Mar 26, 2019 at 2:31 PM
  2. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Longcase movement gut length on test stand.

    I always put masking tape on the full barrel when moving a clock, when checking the length of the gut lines I hang a lead doughnut on...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 2:23 PM
  3. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Longcase movement gut length on test stand.

    you need 11-12 foot per side. you should then have enough for the figure of eight one end and the hanks the other. It is easy to shorten...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 11:39 AM
  4. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Large Coventry Astral Wall clock.

    you do seem to have a sight ring, does the glass not just fit between that and the bezel?

    Mar 26, 2019 at 7:45 AM
  5. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Large Coventry Astral Wall clock.

    plaster of paris was used in Georgian clocks, I think spring clips were used in late clocks, and 20th century clocks often have sight...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 6:17 AM
  6. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Odd longcase movement..

    Very unusual, doesn't look English but does look early. Appears to have a mixture of collets so has had a lot of work done.

    Mar 26, 2019 at 2:00 AM
  7. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread RAILWAY STATION CLOCK.

    Recent in terms of the period they made them, from 1780s to 1970s. It looks early 20th century in style.

    Mar 25, 2019 at 1:54 PM
  8. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Plugging holes in elaborately engraved brass backplate?.

    I agree, My preferred option in a modern repair is leave it as you found it, but my least favourite of the earlier repairs is definitely...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 9:49 AM
  9. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread John Knibb, Oxon, real or make believe?.

    Well I would have bought it at some point. Probably with a movement that was in the wrong case and already a marriage so I split it up....

    Mar 25, 2019 at 8:35 AM
  10. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread John Knibb, Oxon, real or make believe?.

    I forgot about the pendulum. I usually have a few knocking about, I chose the best one I had and used that, after all it is a Knibb :)

    Mar 25, 2019 at 8:08 AM
  11. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread John Knibb, Oxon, real or make believe?.

    That's very different to mine, it is a two handed clock and the style of the dial suggests later. It would be very interesting to see...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 7:56 AM
  12. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Art made from Horological Items?.

    you quite often see displays of mounted backcocks from English verge pocket watches, the engraving is an art form in itself. I have a...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 6:32 AM
  13. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Plugging holes in elaborately engraved brass backplate?.

    I have all four options in my collection, unplugged, plugged wrong colour plain, plugged right colour plain, plugged right colour...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 5:36 AM
  14. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread clock Dial resilvering,.

    French silvering is done by using the process above but with fine powdered silver added to the silvering powder.

    Mar 25, 2019 at 2:24 AM