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    Longcase twin tidal or otherwise?

    Ah yes, I was making the mistake of thinking that the longer hand only had one function (the moon's age) but in fact is dual function because it shows high water at the home port as well. The shorter hand then is exclusively for the second port. Simple when you look at it like that... thanks for...
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    Longcase twin tidal or otherwise?

    In "Clockmakers of Northern England" Loomes describes a similar clock by the same maker as having "double" tidal indicators. I had thought previously that the longer hand pointed to the moon's age rather than the tidal ring and was to indicate this. Seems a little strange because you would not...
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    escape wheel vs beat adjustment

    Hi Mark, I'm not sure how relevant this is but a lot of antique English longcase clocks I have worked on have significant wear ridges in the pallet faces... normally I re-face and if necessary adjust the drop to get a decent pendulum amplitude, this in turn tends to even out irregularities...
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    FOUND THIS BRASS DIAL LONG CASE CLOCK YESTERDAY WITH MOST ORNATE CASE I'VE SEEN

    Yes good point. It may still be possible though if the date disk is very close to the dial and the moon disk further back so that the pin engages one and rides over the other. Depends on the tolerances really, there would be a risk of locking perhaps, personally I would give it a go.
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    Fusee verge re-conversion help

    Thanks Dean, I will check out the info. Looks like I need to expand my skills envelope a bit!
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    FOUND THIS BRASS DIAL LONG CASE CLOCK YESTERDAY WITH MOST ORNATE CASE I'VE SEEN

    Thanks Chris, yes the small offset just allows enough room for the moon disk and lunar date although it seems unlikely from the front. The moon disk should work ok if there is a suitable pin/ tab from the hour wheel? shame about the calendar disk though... could be repaired but currently locked...
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    FOUND THIS BRASS DIAL LONG CASE CLOCK YESTERDAY WITH MOST ORNATE CASE I'VE SEEN

    Yes but if the 'age of moon' calibration is part of the same disk it does not appear to have enough room... I know sometimes pictures can be deceptive though.
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    Triple Fusee Clock, Dixon, Norwich, England -- help needed

    From the general style of the movement I would say early to mid Victorian. Knopped and rivetted pillars tend to be earlier features in my experience (later ones are straight and screwed to the rear plate). The strike bell would also tend to be an earlier feature but I'm not convinced that it is...
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    FOUND THIS BRASS DIAL LONG CASE CLOCK YESTERDAY WITH MOST ORNATE CASE I'VE SEEN

    Hi Chris, it is a nice clock, super dial as others have said and the case is impressive even if later modified. I am intrigued by the position of the moon disk and 'age of moon' inset... if the disk sits vertically above the dial centre there surely would not be enough room to the dial...
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    Fusee verge re-conversion help

    Thank you, that is excellent information and advice. I have checked for Hobsons choice and it is not cheap at around £100 but definitely my area of interest so I am tempted... so what actually powers the extra bells when the pull repeat is activated? is it the spring arbor you refer to? Richard
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    Fusee verge re-conversion help

    Sorry I didn't pick up on the point about pull quarter repeating... so it may have had more bells originally? normal hourly strike but pull repeat would reveal the quarters by how many peals on the additional bells and then the hour? Now that does sound complicated...
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    Fusee verge re-conversion help

    Thank you for your comments thus far. Some pictures of the case as well. I bought the clock initially because it was very attractive, reasonably priced (at least for this type of clock), and of a type I had not owned previously. It was in a bad way though... dirty, severely bent pillars...
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    Fusee verge re-conversion help

    I believe that this movement originally had a verge escapement and was then converted to anchor... I would like to put it back to its original state if realistically possible within a parts budget of around £200. The third wheel currently has 76 teeth and the escape wheel 30 (pinion of 7)...
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    English ting-tang longcase

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to portray this clock as anything it isn't, maybe it was constructed from spare parts in a garden shed in 1973. I'm more interested in the apparent anomalies between the recorded makers' dates (1848-1878) and certain aspects of its construction. I have one...
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    English ting-tang longcase

    Yes it is a strange one, if the movement had not been attached to the later style dial, I would have thought it 18th century. The case looks earlier as well to me, wide for the 15 inch dial but long door and more of a Georgian feel. I wonder if the Victorian maker re-used parts of an older...

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