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    My first London clock, Richard Fennel 1710 ish?

    I think yours is earlier, the half hour markers suggest this as well as the half quarter markers. I have looked at a few of his clocks on the net (longcase and table ones) and he seems to have used two engravers both excellent craftsmen but there are differences in style irrespective of when...
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    My first London clock, Richard Fennel 1710 ish?

    I have a clock made by George Yeates of Maldon Essex. He moved there in 1742 and died in 1746. This is a pure London movement with internal count wheel strike, beautifully detailed and appears totally original, pendulum weights hands - the lot. The interesting thing about this movement is that...
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    My first London clock, Richard Fennel 1710 ish?

    I wondered that too. The fixing screws are quite substantial screwing in too the great wheel itself, so it looks like the rack was added by the maker originally. Thanks for your help I really appreciate it.
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    My first London clock, Richard Fennel 1710 ish?

    Here are a few pictures not great quality, I can see the shadow from the window on the back plate of your clock on the auction details, it's virtually identical to mine so maybe yours was the same with an internal rear mounted count wheel which would also explain the unusual centre wheel with...
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    My first London clock, Richard Fennel 1710 ish?

    Thanks for the message, It has an inside count wheel strike but with an aperture in the back plate for the lever, so the count wheel lies between the great wheel and the back plate. I have seen a few of Fennell's clocks with this arrangement and one very early one with a proper external count...
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    My first London clock, Richard Fennel 1710 ish?

    What an interesting thread, I recently purchased a longcase by Richard Fennell, which is also my first London Longcase. It's an 8 day with an 11 inch dial, with the orginal 4 pillar movement, an aperture count wheel strike, (meaning that the wheel train is very similar to novicetimekeeper's...

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