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  1. bwclock

    Long Lever Embellishment, Am. Tall Case Clock, Early 1800's

    Not that provides any answer to questions about origin, but here is a photo of the bell. Large. It is wider than the plates, being approx. 5 1/2" while the plate width is 4 3/4". Bruce
  2. bwclock

    Long Lever Embellishment, Am. Tall Case Clock, Early 1800's

    Jim, Interesting photos, thanks for posting these. It is always a pleasant surprise to find old movements with artistic features, many of which might never be seen by the clock owner and which have nothing to do with the movement's performance. Bruce
  3. bwclock

    Long Lever Embellishment, Am. Tall Case Clock, Early 1800's

    Hi Ralph, Beat me! My forte is English clocks. The 12" dial is unsigned and I found no markings anywhere. The movement and dial were brought to me and I have not seen the case in person. Bruce.
  4. bwclock

    Long Lever Embellishment, Am. Tall Case Clock, Early 1800's

    Well, this statement, above, was wrong..There was no way to tighten the post as it was devoid of a shoulder, merely having a loose spacer in the front. I now see that what I thought was a loose spacer was actually threaded so that if one threaded the post into the front plate and then...
  5. bwclock

    Long Lever Embellishment, Am. Tall Case Clock, Early 1800's

    I thought the detail on the end of the long lever was a nice touch, as may be seen in the first photograph. The bird's beak has a groove dividing the upper and lower portions of the beak which I was unable to make visible in a photo. For those who might be curious about the movement, below...
  6. bwclock

    Rbt. Norton, Stamford, England..Skeleton Clock

    Philip, Here is some information on Robert Norton, from Natalie. Interesting that he died on the way back from a house call... Bruce Thank you for your very thoughtful post about the Robert Norton clock and getting such a lovely response from Phillip. I love the very old photo of the Cross...
  7. bwclock

    Rbt. Norton, Stamford, England..Skeleton Clock

    Philip. Natalie lives in England. She was happy to receive the additional info you supplied. Regards, Bruce
  8. bwclock

    Rbt. Norton, Stamford, England..Skeleton Clock

    Hi Philip, Many thanks for the additional information on Robert Norton. I was able to make contact with Natalie, Robert Norton's descendant, and am sure she will be thrilled with the additional information you kindly supplied. Those are nixce watches... thanks for supplying their photos. Those...
  9. bwclock

    Rbt. Norton, Stamford, England..Skeleton Clock

    OOPS. I misspelled you name , my apologies. Meanwhile, have an extra "l" on me, free! Bruce
  10. bwclock

    Rbt. Norton, Stamford, England..Skeleton Clock

    Hi Phillip, Thanks fo the photos and the additional Stamford history. In some ways clocks are more about their makers and prior owners than their intrinsic horological essence. Learning about these people seems to add soul to an inanimate object, pretty though it might be in its own right. I...
  11. bwclock

    New to watchmaking lathes - just bought a Peerless

    Your index pin turned out nice. I have been using a ww lathe for clock repair for many years and do not use a countershaft . Incidentally, I find that the green belts with a pebbly finish do not come apart at the joint when properly joined. I have tried many different types of belts over the...
  12. bwclock

    Schatz 400 Day Clock, Timekeeping Capability?

    Thanks for the reply and information. I may tweak it to try to get it closer in timekeeping. This clock has an amplitude of approx. 290 degrees in each direction for what it is worth. My hope is that someone will wander through here and make the mistake of saying "cute clock" in which case I...
  13. bwclock

    Schatz 400 Day Clock, Timekeeping Capability?

    This runt(8" tall to the top of the spire) Schatz 400 day clock showed up a couple of months ago with a group of horological parts and pieces. Rather than throw the clock out I oiled the pivots, put the clock in beat and wound it to see if it would run, out of idle curiosity. It has been...
  14. bwclock

    Help ID clock please

    Ansonia "Rosalind". Tran #975. Mantel Clocks Enameled Iron Cases section... Bruce
  15. bwclock

    Dilapidated Clock by Jonathan Farrar Fecit

    That is a great face on the moon dial also. The four roses on the outside of the minute track are a nice feature. Mr. Farrar sure fecited up an interesting dial. Killer movement pillar posts, to boot. Bruce
  16. bwclock

    Twin fusee bracket clock, Westwood, London

    Reporting back by way of an update; the movement is now overhauled/restored. There were no additional repair signatures to add to the one mentioned in the July 4th. posting, above. The movement had very little wear and the pinions showed no wear at all. The escape wheel arbor front pivot hole...
  17. bwclock

    French Movement Japy Freres missing parts.

    HI Jaap, Thanks. that makes sense. I still can't see it. Sometime the brain plays tricks. But I I take it on faith as you can see it correctly and Legosnell says the time side is running. Bruce
  18. bwclock

    French Movement Japy Freres missing parts.

    One of your photos shows the strike barrel cap has come loose. This does not mean it is "broken". The strike hammer bonus soldering can be cleaned up easily. The hammer arm on these French movements was pressed into the collet and one frequently sees them with some solder to keep the hammer arm...
  19. bwclock

    How accurate are your antique clocks?

    Lovely dial. Great well-made spandrels. Would it be possible to see a side photo of the side of the movement(assuming glass side panels) and the back plate? As long as I am asking for the world, how about a photo of the case? As an aside, it is interesting to note the difference in spelling of...

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