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    Needing Help Finding Eric Hansen (custom glass)

    The woman I spoke with on the phone at AA told me they may resume taking orders in the future, but right now they have a 4-6 month backlog.
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    Needing Help Finding Eric Hansen (custom glass)

    I thought the same thing about the email so I tried it both ways. But the phone number Kurt posted worked.
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    Needing Help Finding Eric Hansen (custom glass)

    That worked. Thank you Kurt!
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    Needing Help Finding Eric Hansen (custom glass)

    I Need to have 3 or 4 panels of glass remade for a few of my crystal regulator clocks. AA Glass Service in St. Petersburg, FL is no longer accepting orders. The only other place I know of that does this sort of work is Eric Hansen in Novato, California. I’ve been unsuccessful in reaching Mr...
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    Beveled Glass needed

    How did Eric do? Do you have any comments about his work, and would you recommend him? Thanks.
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    So Has the Jury Reached a Verdict: Is Magic Cast the same thing as Historic Timekeepers?

    I’m new to the ultrasonic cleaning world. I haven’t actually taken the dip yet, but I’ve spent several hours on these NAWCC forums trying to educate myself on the proper cleaning solution(s) to use. I know this is a well-worn subject with lots of varying opinions. I’ll be cleaning not just...
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    What Did this Dial Originally Look Like?

    Yes, I agree with your logic. I don’t think the numbers are engraved or recessed, which leads me to believe the dial face was originally gold. But the next question is: Was the dial painted or gilded gold, or was it simply polished brass or maybe even brushed brass? It’s hard for a lay person...
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    What Did this Dial Originally Look Like?

    Hey New2clock, I inserted a ”wink” emoji in my above reply, but I guess it didn’t take.
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    What Did this Dial Originally Look Like?

    You taught me the difference between ”France” and “Made in France” a couple weeks ago. This clock is marked “Made in France.” Now, anyone know how to clean up this dial, and what it should look like when restored?
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    What Did this Dial Originally Look Like?

    [Note: I posted this same thread in the restoration forum, but I thought it might also be appropriate to post here.] Hello all, My latest acquisition is a rather large, French crystal regulator (12.5" tall). The movement is marked "Made in France" so I guess it was made after around 1914. I...
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    What Did this Dial Originally Look Like?

    Hello all, My latest acquisition is a rather large, French crystal regulator (12.5” tall). The movement is marked “Made in France” so I guess it was made after around 1914. I bought it because I thought the dial was unusual. It’s like a “silvered” dial, only it’s golden or maybe just brass. I...
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    Does Anyone Recognize this Young Lady?

    Welp….I think that settles it. So my clock was most likely manufactured after 1891 (due to the movement‘s country of origin stamp) but before 1909 (due to the dial’s absence of country of origin stamp). Me thinks you aren’t really all that new2clocks. Thanks for the information everyone!
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    Does Anyone Recognize this Young Lady?

    Here’s a shot of the back of the movement showing the “France” mark. Referencing the McKinley Tariff Act to aid in dating a clock is an interesting idea. But I can think of at least 2 additional issues that raises…. 1. Can we really safely assume clockmakers didn’t mark the nationalities of...
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    Does Anyone Recognize this Young Lady?

    Hi All… I recently acquired a “new” crystal regulator with a French movement. Rather than the typical mercury pendulum, it came with a bob pendulum (which I believe is original to the clock). Regardless, the bob contains a picture of a woman. Does Anyone know who she is? Is she some historical...
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    Can someone please tell me what I’ve got?

    Sorry for the confusion. The shiny double-ended key shown in the initial post goes with another nearby clock (Not pictured). I didn’t notice the key was even there when I was taking the pictures. The duller “mouse-eared” key (that‘s stamped “Made in England”) is the key that the seller...

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