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  1. Isaac

    Help identifying an antique grandfather clock

    It's a high quality movement for sure - we will still need to see pictures of the backplate (which will require removing the movement completely from the case to get a good picture).
  2. Isaac

    Determining quality of French carriage clocks?

    Hi all, Might start looking into collecting these smaller clocks. Is there specific things to look out for regarding movement/case quality? I know lever escapements are better than cylinder escapements. More jewels is always good. If someone could give me insight as to what makes up a good...
  3. Isaac

    Need help _/\_ Junghans A07 Westminster Missing Parts

    Yes - the biggest difference here is that the one pictured has the assembly for the subdials (your clock doesn't have subdials, so it doesn't need the plates at the top).
  4. Isaac

    Need help _/\_ Junghans A07 Westminster Missing Parts

    It's the 103 EH movement from Junghans, but that won't help you find a movement since a lot of sellers just call them "Westminster Junghans movements". Here's a link to a thread with some good pictures of this movement: https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/tell-me-about-this-junghans.72092/
  5. Isaac

    Bailey Banks & Biddle Striking Carriage Clock

    A final two question - is this an Obis case style or Corniche? And lastly, the clock measures 4.75 inches high with the handle lowered (almost 6 inches with the handle raised). Would this be classified as a miniature striking carriage clock?
  6. Isaac

    Seth Thomas Prospect 0 strike mechanism screwed up.....

    I presume this is the 89 movement? Likely something might be an issue with the counting lever not being aligned properly with the count wheel (this is assuming all the parts are original). If the lever hops up out of the deep grooves and doesn't lock the train reliably, it could cause issues...
  7. Isaac

    Bailey Banks & Biddle Striking Carriage Clock

    Thanks, N2C! The clock is definitely very fine in quality.
  8. Isaac

    Bailey Banks & Biddle Striking Carriage Clock

    The clock arrived! It has a very nice sounding strike. The clock's a good runner and the movement is high quality (the clock weighs a bit more than I imagined!). Here's some pictures and a video of it striking out the hours. Forgive the rear door being partially opened (it's a 2 handed job to...
  9. Isaac

    William Terry Long Case

    Perhaps there is a small crack in the bell.
  10. Isaac

    The newest member of the family, HAC/Mappin & Webb dual chime tambour clock no. 895

    Yes, for the reason that the chime/strike trains will stall out later in the week due to the lack of initial power to get the train moving with the additional load of lifting the hammers at the very start. Allowing the trains to spin up to speed (or close to it) helps the chiming and striking...
  11. Isaac

    I'm a sucker...

    Mounted on the bottom.
  12. Isaac

    I'm a sucker...

    Thanks, Bruce, Indeed, this clock has a removable sound board (issue is that the bun feet get in the way). As a matter of fact, I found this label on the bottom... Never knew Camerer, Cuss & Co. would sell clocks like these - I'd always imagine them selling the likes of W&H chiming movements...
  13. Isaac

    Bailey Banks & Biddle Striking Carriage Clock

    Did a bit of searching, and came across a picture of this platform escapement which pretty much exactly matches the design of mine - the description says it's from a French Carriage clock made in the 1880's. It's not split like mine, so no temperature compensation for this escapement...
  14. Isaac

    I'm a sucker...

    One of my leading suspicions is that the movement gets jarred upwards during shipping (just enough that it takes some pressure off of the seatboard screw's threads). Repeat this process for every bump in the road, and the screws will keep loosening up. Once all that threaded force is lost, then...
  15. Isaac

    The newest member of the family, HAC/Mappin & Webb dual chime tambour clock no. 895

    Very nice! The first time I've seen a Mappin & Web chimer with a Celebrate style movement. An easy way to solve the early hammer lift on the strike for these clocks is to loosen the set screw on the strike lifting lever (your last picture) and moving the lever to the right (away from the...
  16. Isaac

    Bailey Banks & Biddle Striking Carriage Clock

    I do not have the clock yet - it's slated to arrive Saturday. I think the lever's hidden underneath the balance wheel. Will take more pictures of the clock when it gets here for sure.
  17. Isaac

    I'm a sucker...

    Took the movement out and did some measurements. Thankfully I have recorded on my computer the dimensions & features of my other clocks, so I can still compare without having both clocks next to me. Same thickness plates, no jewels on this one. Movement has smooth plates, while Celebrate has...
  18. Isaac

    I'm a sucker...

    The clock arrived, and thankfully everything was intact! Seller did a good job packaging it. The seat board screws loosened up a bit, but the movement was still in place and the screws tightened down again without an issue. It'll need screws for the top mounts, however, since those are missing...
  19. Isaac

    Bailey Banks & Biddle Striking Carriage Clock

    Thank you both for the information - I know very little about the French carriage clock industry, so it's very much appreciated. If I'm correct, the platform escapement is a high-grade temperature compensated lever escapement, correct? Would you say I paid a decent price for the clock?
  20. Isaac

    English Bracket with Bracket

    Awesome clock! Would love to hear the chimes if you have the chance to record a video.

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