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  1. David D'Apice

    Post your Nicholas Muller clocks here

    Looking like it's missing a little off the top, nonetheless, Muller No. 38 -- the Evangelist. Has an E. N. Welch movement in it --- and a label from the Bristol Brass and Clock Company. Pretty neat. If I could get a decent reference, I'd probably sculpt what I believe is another pencil point top.
  2. David D'Apice

    Mystery weight (Howard)?

    Wow -- Jim -- fascinating -- I didn't know Howard could be anything but standardization --- but I believe you -- and I believe this could be an 11 -- reason I say that is because when I bought a repro weight for my 11, it didn't clear very well in the column (which could have been shrinkage)...
  3. David D'Apice

    Mystery weight (Howard)?

    Thanks! This is what's strange -- I thought so too -- a #11 keyhole, but I do see reference to a weight that looks more like this for that clock. Could they have used two different types?
  4. David D'Apice

    Mystery weight (Howard)?

    I know that someone more seasoned than I will recognize this weight. I bought it this morning just because it seemed so unusual and old and too good to pass up. Why the bottom is curved is beyond me. My hope is that one day it will make an incomplete clock complete - whether it's mine or someone...
  5. David D'Apice

    Birge and Fuller Double Steeple Cases

    Right -- Robert! My memory isn't that strong any more!
  6. David D'Apice

    Birge and Fuller Double Steeple Cases

    Well said Richard --- it's all a part of the charm -- we both like the old grunge original finish -- the older I get, the more I appreciate that.
  7. David D'Apice

    Birge and Fuller Double Steeple Cases

    Great information -- I've seen 200 year old pine shrink incredibly -- even our old round bowls end up oval for that reason. The dilemma becomes whether it's something to do anything about, or just never shut the door again. The purist in me says there is no cure for this without tampering with...
  8. David D'Apice

    Birge and Fuller Double Steeple Cases

    Hi I just double-checked ---- pine case with mahogany veneer. Harold's right.
  9. David D'Apice

    Birge and Fuller Double Steeple Cases

    Hi Andy --- I believe Mahogany --- pine back board.
  10. David D'Apice

    Birge and Fuller Double Steeple Cases

    I have a few of these wonderful clocks --- some wagon spring, some fusee -- and notice on most of them an incredibly close tolerance on the hand shaft against the glass in the door --- for a few of them, it's nearly impossible to close the door tightly at risk of driving the hand shaft through...
  11. David D'Apice

    Aaron Willard Jr. Striking Banjo Clock weights

    I would agree with that! 100%.
  12. David D'Apice

    Aaron Willard Jr. Striking Banjo Clock weights

    Thanks Ralph --- that's some digging -- I'm still digging myself --- got views of Rowes Wharf and Chatman Street, seen a few close calls, but nothing with the curvy brick walls. I remember this clock in the book -- it's gorgeous too! - - - Updated - - - JDC --- you may be onto something! ---...
  13. David D'Apice

    Aaron Willard Jr. Striking Banjo Clock weights

    Great fortune - here's the Burleigh Glass --- depicting Rowes Wharf. That mystery is nearly solved -- I'm hoping to find a period illustration that probably looks pretty similar!
  14. David D'Apice

    Aaron Willard Jr. Striking Banjo Clock weights

    Andy -- I have seen the small weights for alarm - I have one myself -- but not sure whether the thinner one will drive the strike mechanism. Ralph and Novice - thanks for the information -- I'll do some more digging - it's getting interesting. I'll report back whether I can find something. You...
  15. David D'Apice

    Aaron Willard Jr. Striking Banjo Clock weights

    I can't thank everyone for all this great information --- I've continued to dig -- I found a Lemuel Curtis Girandole in the collection of Old Sturbridge Village --- and the Zacheus Gates Banjo as well -- both had the same glass (or pretty close) -- amazing --- none identifying exactly where it...
  16. David D'Apice

    Aaron Willard Jr. Striking Banjo Clock weights

    Wow --- I know Rowe's wharf well --- and never would have thought of that -- I'll look for some historic reference -- wherever it was, there were some pretty impressive mansion homes there with curved top walls, etc. Thanks for all the information --- as for the weights -- here are the ones I...
  17. David D'Apice

    Aaron Willard Jr. Striking Banjo Clock weights

    Good evening. I was so excited to take this Willard Banjo home. It is wonderful in every way --- with the exception that someone lost the original weights long ago and replaced them with home-made lead ones that are pretty ugly. This is a striker. I'm really concerned that the weights that are...
  18. David D'Apice

    Dating a French Lyre

    Interesting sound coming from the lyre clock --- sounds like a very quiet "clunk" --- every forth or fifth beat. There isn't anything hitting ---- almost like the mainspring is letting go sporadically, but it is a new spring and well-lubricated -- anyone ever heard of this? It's quiet enough...
  19. David D'Apice

    Dating a French Lyre

    Great --- never knew that -- Thanks Ralph and others! It is a knife edge suspension -- and, the good news, it ran all night! The gridiron pendulum has lots of potentials for things to go askew -- the parallelism of the top knife to the top of the grid to the bottom of the grid, to the ring of...
  20. David D'Apice

    Dating a French Lyre

    So I've been tinkering away with this H&H French Lyre --- which is super finicky about when it will run and when it won't-especially if the slightest out of beat --- I'm wondering if all of them are this picky --- and if anyone has any information about how old this clock really is. It is...

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