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  1. oldcat61

    Help identifying English Tall Case Clock

    How about more photos? From what I can see it's awesome.
  2. oldcat61

    New Old Long Case

    Thank you for the pix. My 2 LCs are brass dial but I enjoy looking at the later ones too. Enjoy your new baby.
  3. oldcat61

    New Old Long Case

    Photos of the dial & case details please.
  4. oldcat61

    Please can someone help me identify this clock?

    Did you just get a movement or is there a case?
  5. oldcat61

    Maybe a Whiting Clock

    What's with the plugged holes on the dial? Kind of strange place. Certainly not an expert on painted dials. Someone here will help figure it out.
  6. oldcat61

    18th Century Long Case Puzzle

    Hi Bill. The Key clock is quite original. The case & dial match several of his known clocks, two of which are still in Dumbarton, in their same locations since new. The one in their Council Chambers is almost the twin to mine. I guess he had a favorite look & stuck with it. There were also at...
  7. oldcat61

    18th Century Long Case Puzzle

    The clock on the left has the more complicated case work. A fair amount is known about John Key, who was the guildmaster for Dumbarton & important in the local church. The Dumbarton Library supplied lots of info & a copy of his master's paper. The signature on his papers exactly matches his name...
  8. oldcat61

    18th Century Long Case Puzzle

    Back to clocks: here are my two Scottish LCs. Both run well - John Key Dumbarton & Samuel Russel Selkirk
  9. oldcat61

    18th Century Long Case Puzzle

    I saw your last name & said it can't be the same guy! I remember your name from NAMGAR & MG racers. Back when we were both considered heretics for racing such "precious cars". I have found that racers are also often into model railroading. My husband & I have too many clocks & too much money in...
  10. oldcat61

    18th Century Long Case Puzzle

    I'm curious also - what cars? I race a 1956 MGA & 1961 Jaguar MK2 Sue
  11. oldcat61

    Small George B Owen Iron Front

    I have a similar iron clock with the same patent date but no maker name; so found your post interesting. It must have spent its life in the kitchen as it had so much grease I could scrape with my fingernail. Painting was faded but bought it on impulse. The movement was repaired with a safety...
  12. oldcat61

    English Long case clock ca. 1750 by Robert Scholfield of Rochdale

    Started by googling Dumbarton history and ended up with the library. Shot them an email asking if they had any info on John Key. Quickly contacted by their historian who was very excited to learn of another Key clock. They know the location of 11 of his clocks, two of which are still local. They...
  13. oldcat61

    English Long case clock ca. 1750 by Robert Scholfield of Rochdale

    We think the maker of our Scottish longcase ( John Key of Dumbarton) may have engraved the dial. We received a whole packet of info from their historical society, including his Master's papers. The signature on the papers is a perfect match to the cartouche of the dial. Their theory is that he...
  14. oldcat61

    Another purchase Herschede

    Not the most beautiful Herschede design but still quite a clock. The current prices are so sad. We have a Sheffield model that we couldn't sell for what my husband's parents paid for it new. We just picked up a 1770s Scottish brass dial longcase for $400 on Facebook. New gut & some cleaning...
  15. oldcat61

    Scottish longcase

    Thanks for your help. Didn't need another clock but felt like I was saving an unwanted puppy.
  16. oldcat61

    Scottish longcase

    Tried several finials but I think I like the flame repro from Merritt. Happy to have it up and running. The movement needed more work than our John Key.
  17. oldcat61

    Lightning Strikes Thrice

    I came close recently. $400, on its way to Goodwill. She would have taken less but the money was going to a scholarship in her deceased father's memory. Would have been bad karma to dicker. Samuel Russell, Selkirk Scotland.
  18. oldcat61

    Scottish longcase

    Looking at a map, Kilbirnie and Dumbarton aren't that far apart.
  19. oldcat61

    Scottish longcase

    That looks super. Really shows off the engraving. The design is similar to my Key. Where is Kilbirnie?
  20. oldcat61

    Scottish longcase

    Thanks for all the photos. Not as easy as my Key clock. We had photos of 7 of his clocks. Dumbarton is quite proud of him. Uhralt, when you get a chance, how about a pic of the resilvered dial.

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