Recently rescued from going to Goodwill. Brass dial, Samuel Russell, Selkirk. Cross posted in Case Repair. I question the flame finial. Would this be appropriate or were they mostly on American clocks? TIA, Sue
Just acquired a brass dial scottish longcase. Has a flame finial in the center and 2 holes at the sides. I thought flames were more associated with American clocks. What do you all think it should have?
We have a double-faced fusee "station" clock. Runs well, dials OK but is missing both bezels/glass. Looking at several suppliers, it seems to be between sizes. Outside dimension of the ring looks to be 15". Listings for 12, 14 & 16". Am I measuring something wrong or is this an oddball/PIA? Any...
My husband is doing a clock for a customer & she'd like to know more about her clock. The badly repainted dial says Stirling & Nottingham below that. Is Stirling the name? Thought it was a town. False plate says Birmingham & Hi?kiss. Calendar wheel says Wilson. Any info?
I have a unimat 3 & have slightly damaged the headstock/spindle threads(?) when replacing the bearings. Want to clean them up with the proper metric die. What size? Of course the parts blowup doesn't help. Thanks, Dave
Just got a packet of info from Dumbarton on our John Key longcase. Included was the notice of his admission to the hammersmith's guild. Says he was required to make a screw nail to show his skill. What is a screw nail? Everything I learn about this guy just creates yet another queston!
The dial of our Scottish longcase could stand some work. I know we could just re-silver the chapter ring but I think I'd prefer to have the whole thing disassembled & the dial/spandrels re-done. Any shops you can recommend?
Spent yesterday with the very helpful folks at the NAWCC library researching our John Key Scottish longcase. Not much specific to the maker but learned a lot about styles/dating etc. I'd like to add the clock to the antiques rider of our insurance. Contacted Brian Loomes & he wants $100 mailed...
Recently accquired a Scottish longcase with lovely thistle shaped holes/frets in the sides of the hood. Guess someone thought the bell too loud & they have covered the sound openings with plywood! I know newer clocks like Herschedes used a goldish fabric, but what would be correct for a circa...
Recently accquired a circa 1790 longcase. Would like to replace the existing brass cable with either catgut or the new synthetic. Any experience/opinions to relate? Merritt's OK or should I source from England? Thanks for your help.