Search results

  1. slant82

    Can you identify this maker ??

    ....did find a Jakob Schrafl (uhrmacher Innsbruck) again in 1854 directory...hard to tell if initial is a J or F but probably related..what's the odds
  2. slant82

    Can you identify this maker ??

    Thanks Ronnie ..Just found maker as far back as an 1843 Austrian trade directory
  3. slant82

    Can you identify this maker ??

    ...also found a F Schrafl uhrmacher in an Austrian 1850-1851 trade directory..most likely it's an F not a J
  4. slant82

    German clock logo identification ??

    ...the clock I am looking at looks very similar in style to the one pictured in the middle except in 2 weight version....Well done !!
  5. slant82

    German clock logo identification ??

    Looking to possibly purchase a stunning c1880 German 2 weight regulator. Does anyone recognize this manufacturer logo (and age by serial number) if possible ??
  6. slant82

    Another Craigslist find - Waterbury

    Sure...I call it the clockroom :)
  7. slant82

    Another Craigslist find - Waterbury

    What I do is say "it's for you, honey"...she doesn't get it but makes her laugh and then I go buy it. They never understand the "buy of a lifetime" line..it's like them explaining shoe purchases to guys. Remember...It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission Good luck
  8. slant82

    Gustav Becker

    Well done !!
  9. slant82

    French Portico clock case

    Agreed...but now to Ajay who has a movement and needs a case..at least he is going to resurrect a relic from days gone by and enjoy the process of restoration/improvement. At least there will be some good coming from the "butchers"
  10. slant82

    Gustav Becker

    I'm also a fan of a good brass cleaning and polish, case waxing, etc. as mentioned above. Then as the patina develops, it becomes "original to me" patina vs. crud from decades of abuse. It doesn't take long for a nice slightly used patina to develop which is both warm and clean. Just my .02
  11. slant82

    My new Late Biedermeier just arrived !!!

    I imported it from the UK !!:o
  12. slant82

    My new Late Biedermeier just arrived !!!

    isn't that the truth !!:cuckoo:
  13. slant82

    French Portico clock case

    Ajay...PM sent with dimensions
  14. slant82

    French Portico clock case

    Ajay, I'll send you info later in the day..I'll PM you specs..You'll have to show us the finished project :)
  15. 807896320_o.jpg

    807896320_o.jpg

    Biedermeier full
  16. slant82

    French Portico clock case

    I own 3 portico clocks very similar to your movement ..all different sizes..Send me the dial diameter (including bezel) and length from top of bezel to bottom of pendulum and I'll match it up to one of mine and send you exact dimensions for correct proportions
  17. slant82

    My new Late Biedermeier just arrived !!!

    ..and simplicity at its finest
  18. slant82

    My new Late Biedermeier just arrived !!!

    thank you Pee-tah..I feel like a proud papa...this rounds out my collection from my Resch two weight from 1870s, Gustav Becker from 1912, Atmos from 1955 and several porticos from the 1850-1875 range.. I feel like the movie "Back to the Future" in the beginning of the movie with all these...
  19. slant82

    My new Late Biedermeier just arrived !!!

    One of my dreams was to own a late biedermeier regulator single weight. It's a 7" one piece dial, steel pendulum rod, solid brass bob on both sides and the only thing I see as probably not original is the glass (no waves or bubbles and almost too perfect) It is polished up and waxed the case to...
  20. slant82

    Did Vienna Biedermeiers use beat scales?

    Something to ponder over morning coffee....screwball I was just wondering if it was uncommon for the individual clockmakers of the 1830-1870 era to use beat scales? On older vienna regulators from the biedermeier to late biedermeier era it seems it was hit or miss (or cases were refurbished...

Forum statistics

Threads
166,136
Messages
1,447,253
Members
86,679
Latest member
Fool4net
Encyclopedia Pages
1,101
Total wiki contributions
2,883
Last edit
E. Howard & Co. by Clint Geller