Jim, "D" and Uhralt - Some progress to report!
With some trepidation I used 0000 steel wool on the backside and, after a good bit of effort, the copper color began wearing off! Turning it over, I continued this approach on the front of the beat scale After a lot of effort and a significant...
Thanks for your input, Uhralt!
The backside of the scale looked like brass to me. But, before I did much else, I polished a bit of the backside with Brasso and the copper color began appearing. That led me to believe that the base metal was copper and that it had been plated. I'll try your...
Thanks Jim and "D" for your guidance and suggestions!
I followed your collective advice and put a good deal of elbow grease and Brasso into polishing the scale. Given the results shown in the attached photo, the plot now thickens. For color comparison purposes I photographed the beat scale...
I have a beat scale from a Seth Thomas "Queen Anne" regulator (circa 1884) that has been polished more than a few too many times. A good portion of the bright brass (US3) plating has worn off and the copper base material is now quite visible. Can anyone recommend a provider of brass...
I’m seeking some help as I try to identify a recent estate sale acquisition. The clock appears to be a French 4 column portico clock made of alabaster.
Overall height: 16.5”
The top cover is 7.0” wide and 3.25” deep
The base is 9.24” wide and 5.25” deep
The clock appears...
I recently picked up an Adams Brown "Timetrax Model 180 Plus." Might anyone have a set of instructions, or perhaps a .PDF of any manual that may accompanied this unit? Any guidance will be most appreciated!
Just became fortunate to purchase a Gilbert No. 2 Regulator in reasonably good condition.
Unfortunately, the second bit is missing. I'm looking for suggestions on where I might find an original one, a suitable replacement, or guidance on how to try and make a replacement. Any help will be...
After further searching here on the NAWCC MB I found a reference to a German site that enables one to search for trademarks by entering descriptive text. In this case I figured "snowflake" would be suitable. My wife (fluent in German) provided the German translation...
Just picked up this Swiss "Balloon" clock at auction, measuring just 9" in height. It's marked "Swiss Made" (right circle) and bears the trademark (left circle) shown in the third photo. I've looked in Kochmann's trademark reference but can't seem to find a match. Any ideas?
When accessing the MB on my iPad pop-up ads often obscure part of the displayed page and there is no means by which to close the "ad window." Not sure if the ads are coming through the NAWCC site... don't get them on my iMac desktop.
Wanted: TO Movement for New Haven 3043
Seeking a working time only movement for a New Haven No. 3043 hanging store regulator. The clock is referenced in Ly's New Haven Book - #598, and the movement looks like this:
Thanks in advance for any leads!
Here's a photo of the movement in my Ingraham "Grecian." It appears to match the photo in Ly's reference book on Ingraham's clocks (page 258/259). No specs are listed in the book, but be happy to measure if you'd like. Let me know what you need.
I'm unfamiliar with a Grecian made by New Haven and can't find it in Ly's reference. Are you perhaps referring to an E. Ingraham "Grecian" like this one:
If so, be glad to provide the movement info.
I picked up a "junker" case from a Seth Thomas #5 Office clock. I was able to do a decent job restoring the finish and now I'm seeking a movement for it. The ST Office #5 took a No. 41 P time only movement. According to Ly, there were 27 variations of the No. 41 movement to accommodate various...