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  1. m33eow

    Clock Help Replacement door lock needed for 18thC Norton bracket clock

    Hi folks, Does anyone know of anywhere producing replacement door locks suitable for 18thC bracket clocks? I've got a large Eardley Norton musical clock that's been missing the rear door lock since I acquired it many many years ago. I've been looking to find one to fit the hole left but so far...
  2. m33eow

    Vienna regulator; is this really proper gut line? It looks like fancy string!

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts, clearly the general consensus is that it isn't right and needs to be replaced!! Very odd that it was ever fitted in the first place; surely to do so would have required as much time as fitting something that would actually take the weight...never mind, will now...
  3. m33eow

    Vienna regulator; is this really proper gut line? It looks like fancy string!

    Hi folks, Way back in 2006 I posted a question about a relatively modern Vienna style regulator by a firm called "Lonsdale & Snelling". The post had a lovely update in 2020 from a chap who actually had a business card and small brochure from the firm, they were based in Frinton on Sea in Essex...
  4. m33eow

    Lonsdale & Snelling Vienna style Regulator ;- Who are they??

    Thank you so much HWG! It may have been 15 years since the post but yours is the first concrete reference! :) Curiously I just found no.005 advertised for sale; George's Antique Clocks Mine is numbered '003' so it would be interesting to find out just how many they made and what sort of range.
  5. m33eow

    What is this for? Cased set of 48 different sized pulleys?

    Thank you very much Graham, very much appreciated! very best wishes Anne
  6. m33eow

    What is this for? Cased set of 48 different sized pulleys?

    Hi folks, I'm hoping someone might be able to help me identify this. I'm working my way through my late husbands workshop and he had a number of horological tools, but I've no idea what this is / what it's for. My best guess is it's some sort of an attachment for a lathe? There's a wooden box...
  7. m33eow

    Help identifying watch / clockmakers tool

    Thats wonderful, thank you very much gentlemen! Anne :)
  8. m33eow

    Help identifying watch / clockmakers tool

    Hi folks, I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm in the process of slowly clearing out my late husbands workshop and I found this tool. He had a number of watch and clockmaking instruments but I have no idea what this actually is. Can anyone tell me? It looks to have some small collets? But I've no...
  9. m33eow

    JAMES TRENGARD DOCK anyone heard of this maker or location? Small travelling lantern alarm

    Fantastic work, thanks all and especially P. Hageman, I knew this would be the right place to ask! :D:D I've got quite a few of the regional / county clockmakers books but not the Devonshire one so this will be a nice little hint for Santa this year. Again, thanks everyone, you're brilliant. Anne x
  10. m33eow

    JAMES TRENGARD DOCK anyone heard of this maker or location? Small travelling lantern alarm

    I'm guessing there weren't many 'pop up shops' in the early 1700's, :), maybe not Cornwall then.... I did wonder about Wales; Tredegar way, but it seems the Newport Docks are far later than this and weren't particularly navigable being used almost solely for iron and coal. Knowing how many...
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    JAMES TRENGARD DOCK anyone heard of this maker or location? Small travelling lantern alarm

    Thanks JTD, I did try asking the Curator of the Worshipful Clockmakers Company here in London, and whilst they didn't have any records which could help they did suggest I try looking at the first name 'James' as the surname and Trengard /Trewgard Dock as a possible place. A cursory look through...
  12. m33eow

    JAMES TRENGARD DOCK anyone heard of this maker or location? Small travelling lantern alarm

    Hi folks, I've just acquired a small travelling lantern alarm (6" high 4" wide) and so far have been unable to find any reference to the maker or the location signed to the boss plate. I'm in the UK, so just in case anyone further afield might recognise the name I thought it worth asking on...
  13. m33eow

    Robert Beets Lynn Verge.

    Hi Ray, I know this thread is 4 years old, but I just stumbled across it and wanted to add some info for you incase you were still drawing a blank with Robert Beets. I have a green lacquer longcase by him so you can see it is clearly signed 'Beets'. The book "Norfolk and Norwich Clocks and...
  14. m33eow

    Crown needed for IWC 8521 in steel case

    Hi Folks, Can anybody help me with the technical spec for a winding crown for the IWC automatic 8521 model. I have one in a steel case with a non-original crown and would like to fit a proper IWC marked model. I've found various sites selling crowns but I've no idea what exact spec / size etc...
  15. m33eow

    Anyone heard of a clock / watch maker called CURTIS in Londonderry? Odd regulator

    Hi folks, Happy new year to all and very many thanks for all the thoughts and comments. Once the post Christmas tidy up is out of the way I'll have a bit of space to take the movement down again and post some photos with the dial off. To answer a couple of questions; the case is 81" tall. Whilst...
  16. m33eow

    Anyone heard of a clock / watch maker called CURTIS in Londonderry? Odd regulator

    Hi Jim and Ralph, thanks for the comments. I picked the clock up at an auction here in the UK; I must confess the sale estimate was so low (£200-300) I didn't actually view it other than scrutinising the online photographs and thought it was worth having a go at even with some obviously needed...
  17. m33eow

    Anyone heard of a clock / watch maker called CURTIS in Londonderry? Odd regulator

    Hi folks, I'm hoping someone might be able to give me some information on an Irish watch / clock maker. I've just picked up this rather interesting regulator that's in need of a bit of TLC, and as you can see the dial is signed for a CURTIS, Watchmaker, Londonderry. There are no Irish...
  18. m33eow

    Post your favorite American fusee clock.

    Re: Post your favorite American fusee clock. (RE: rmarkowitz1_cee4a1) This is an absolutely fascinating thread. I had never heard of these clocks and variants before. Am I right in thinking this item on fleabay ( no. 171238109463) is probably an American one? The case looks similar to some...
  19. m33eow

    Help finding strap for vintage Audemars

    Hi folks, I wonder if someone can possibly point me in the right direction to finding a replacement strap for a vintage Audemars. Its a slightly unusual style in that the ends are slightly curved and have 3 riveted holes that locate in pegs on the watch head. The width is approx 17mm. The photo...
  20. m33eow

    Thoughts on Straps?

    Try fleabay too, here in the UK a major retail chain liquidated some of its stock of watch straps (several thousand!) through auction so there are top quality brands appearing at bargain prices; Hirsch, Morellato, Audemars, Omega, Longines, Breitling, Tissot, Baume, Cartier, Audemars, Patek etc...

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