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    Edward Ball, Newport Pagnell Chinese lacquer longcase 30 hour.

    Hi Chris, a nice looking clock particularly, as you say , with its pagoda top. You would need to be more than very lucky to find a strike mechanism from another long case that dropped in! They were all pretty much individually made and fitted, with the relationship of the rack to the snail...
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    James Payne 10" drop dial fusee with convex dial

    For sure, but also the means and desire to keep or put them in top notch condition.
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    James Payne 10" drop dial fusee with convex dial

    Another nice clock for Nick, well done ! I like the inlay and especially if it is at least an original dial ( which some have cast doubt on ) the very finely drawn figures are always very attractive to me at least. I dont believe that these clocks always had ears particularly the older ones, but...
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    Longcase Restoration Project

    Yes it should be the hammer spring. Mike is right on track.
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    C1880 French 4 glass restoration really going to need help

    And I will completely second that opinion as I am also very aware of the effect that mercury can have. David
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    C1880 French 4 glass restoration really going to need help

    And for turboflyer, who maybe thinks weve lost him ! , to answer one of your questions, the movements on these and French clocks generally, are usually highly polished. Sometimes (maybe only on carriageclocks) the back plate was also gilded, but the others can more accurately confirm or deny...
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    C1880 French 4 glass restoration really going to need help

    Gmorse, does the AH article say when fire gilding can be said to have finally finished? David
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    C1880 French 4 glass restoration really going to need help

    Yes, itis a good gilding reference point as well.(A side issue, I wondered if those two IIX were meant to show the last repairer how to align the base, did he get them 180 deg out?) And yes...... Sunday winding day, just done mine. It's 10pm
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    C1880 French 4 glass restoration really going to need help

    Thanks for that Svenedin, I had heard that there was someone in Germany doing fire gilding, but know nothing more . I like your explanation, it is an interesting explanation David
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    Post your best inlaid clock cases here!

    A good range there Chris.
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    Post your best inlaid clock cases here!

    Here are four of mine. As a woodworker also, I have aways appreciated marquetry and inlay work. The dial clock is mid to late19th C, the case needed parts reattaching, is mainly OK now. Even though they were produced in their hundreds, I have always liked the portico style and admired the inlay...
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    C1880 French 4 glass restoration really going to need help

    The most interesting thing about yours Svenedin is that it does not have the high mirror finish so often seen on these clocks. Is that due to the process (which is what I believe) or that the underlying brassneeds to be brought to a high polish first?
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    latest craigslist fusee... comments? thoughts?

    Hi Bruce, firstly a nice clock. I like its colour which will look good when done up. You pondered on tuesday why the cable marks but not the chain. I thought about this too. I suspect that as it crosses over from the fusee the chain or cable is at maximum tension but as it winds on to the barrel...
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    Off The Wall

    "A man with a stopped clock has the correct time twice a day " The poor guy didn't even have that until Will came along! Great job Will David
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    My Newest investment

    There are methods of closing up the cracks and I think you may have to attend to them as they are inline with each other which means the door will be weakened on one side. I think in any case it will involve removing the glass first especially if it is in any way old glass. I would send this...
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    I get also on the mobile, here in Oz
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    Hayter of Bath, 12" wooden dialled drop dial.

    I thinkI am with Chris here, and for pretty much the same reason. Presumably someone thought the same as you though Nick, and removed them. I am with you as well, i am not the greatest fan of ears. Some areOK, others just not. Your clock will be better without.
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    Hayter of Bath, 12" wooden dialled drop dial.

    Ah, once again it seems you have the wooden dial market covered ! A very nice piecethough, and much less common for me particularly is the concave form bezel. May it arrive soon! David
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    George Muston, Small St, Bristol 10" drop dial

    George looks like he has settled in nice and comfortably thankyou very much!,

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