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  1. Chris Radano

    Unusual French Portico Clock Dial

    Wow, what a fantastic clock :cool: Really great condition and great quality :thumb:. I didn't have an 18th c. pendule de Paris movement, and this is a good one. Movement plates are 5" in diameter. The escapement is a type of dead beat, the teeth resemble a Brocot. The pendulum bob is filled...
  2. Chris Radano

    Unusual French Portico Clock Dial

    Well I really don't know much about the maker. The dial is signed Horologer Du Roi. https://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Datei:Lepine,_Place_de_Victoires_No._12,_Paris,_circa_1800_(1).jpg So the example in the above link, says he took the title Horologer Du Roi after forming a partnership...
  3. Chris Radano

    A sad story from a while ago.

    I can't control what other people do or say. My life experience advice would be, "don't let other people rule your life". But in this era of social media and people putting all their matters on platforms for everyone to see, I would also advise keeping some of your life private from others.
  4. Chris Radano

    Unusual French Portico Clock Dial

    Hey guys, I just paid for that clock. When I eventually receive the clock I will take more pics. Hopefully it will get here undamaged :emoji_fingers_crossed: which it should. It's a signature dial by Lepine. Robert (rstl99) wrote articles for the NAWCC Bulletin in 2019 referencing Lepine. Also...
  5. Chris Radano

    Philip Greathead, London. verge hooded clock, any ideas on maker?

    It looks like the clock is upside down :chuckling: in the withdrawn lot listing so perhaps the previous owner was not happy. You did some good detective work. I didn't look at the pendulum enough to notice there was a crutch. I've seen 18th c. French lantern clocks frequently use a verge...
  6. Chris Radano

    Philip Greathead, London. verge hooded clock, any ideas on maker?

    The case of yours has some age and "patina". I think it's probably 1790-1800, very stylish for that time (relatively speaking). The pendulum isn't as visible as would be a lantern clock for example, but it has side glass so not a bad compromise. I think you have an interesting clock. I can't...
  7. Chris Radano

    Help Identifying Regulator(is it a Biedermeier?) Clock Date and Manufacturer?

    It looks like a really nice and desirable Regulator. Obviously restored but looks like a late Biedermeier (I don't have info on the signature name). I would think the dial is strengthened but being a one piece that's the most desirable. Is the glass wavy? If not it could be replaced. 6 light...
  8. Chris Radano

    The Future of Clock Collecting

    In high school I used a c. 1980 Japanese quartz "Sloan" alarm clock. That thing was my companion. I think it was a travel size. It was really small, the entire length was about 3".The size was appealing to me, I think it would be accurate to say it's dependability planted the seed that grew into...
  9. Chris Radano

    John Green, Philadelphia. A Small Fusee Bracket Clock with Verge

    Well for lack of better term. The frets are for a small size. I've not seen that design before. So I would think they were uncommon. Also consider they were probably produced in a batch of X quantity, probably in London although the wood case appears to have been constructed in America.
  10. Chris Radano

    John Green, Philadelphia. A Small Fusee Bracket Clock with Verge

    The frets certainly look Rococo and are a nice (and perhaps are overlooked in terms of their rarity) feature :)
  11. Chris Radano

    John Green, Philadelphia. A Small Fusee Bracket Clock with Verge

    Solid walnut was commonly used for Pennsylvania longcase clock cases during this time. We can't really see the side frets, but are they original? They are an uncommon smaller size, but also I think the style would be uncommon for that time. The engraving at the dial center is a nice touch, the...
  12. Chris Radano

    John Green, Philadelphia. A Small Fusee Bracket Clock with Verge

    Most likely solid American walnut. Which brings up an interesting question: What components of American bracket clocks were from London, and what components were American? I would say, in addition to the movement and dial, the feet and handle are probably from London (they look similar to...
  13. Chris Radano

    Can anyone tell me what is the purpose of a double or triple Fusee movement.

    I'm not sure I understand the OP's question. A double fusee is time and strike. A triple fusee is usually time, strike and chime. It's the same as any other clock. I think the question is why use fusees? Because a fusee was thought to provide for more uniform power as the spring unwinds over...
  14. Chris Radano

    Joseph Clark, hooded wall clock

    Nice and different. You don't have a good pick of the clock in full view put together as it would appear on the wall.
  15. Chris Radano

    Weight driven banjo question

    Looking at that escape wheel... should be a good timekeeper.
  16. Chris Radano

    Skeleton clock. Modern replica?

    Most likely the clock was finished by Mouat. But blancs were transported to him from a supplier in London on order. I'm sure someone else on this Message Board could clarify.
  17. Chris Radano

    No Electricity and 1 Clock

    The joke is, that there may have been some ragrets with that tattoo.
  18. Chris Radano

    Skeleton clock. Modern replica?

    Ok so I think the skeleton clock could be a later work by Mouat. Perhaps 1860s is plausible then. I just think that the screwed plates would be a later feature rather than earlier in the 19th c. 1840's as a date for your skeleton clock looks a bit too early to me. And "London" doesn't appear to...
  19. Chris Radano

    Skeleton clock. Modern replica?

    I found a John Mowat in Scotland, but listed at 1770 so wrong date.
  20. Chris Radano

    Skeleton clock. Modern replica?

    I don't have any Mouat. But the movement looks good, if that helps. Never seen a dial like that but it looks neat.

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