A glass dome for skeleton clock?

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  1. Weight Driven

    Weight Driven Registered User
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    Am looking for a large oval dome for a ca 1870 English skeleton clock. The dimensions for the dome are 14" wide, 8" deep and at least 21" high. I've tried glassdomes.com with no success. At this point I would even consider a plastic alternative. Thanks for any help with this.
     
  2. harold bain

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  4. Weight Driven

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    thanks guys for the leads. Any way you cut it, this won't be cheap, maybe even more than I paid for the clock.
     
  5. Bill Ward

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    You don't say where you are, but there used to be a shop selling glass domes behind the Duomo in Florence, down the street to the left, about a half block. Sorry, no name or data.
    Another option is to approach a local glassblower. No shipping should substantially reduce the cost.
     
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    I`ve seen such glass domes on eBay on a routine basis. Usually running around $150-200. and $30 shipping. Am I allowed to mention the eBay seller/company?
     
  8. Weight Driven

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    I have been watching ebay for the past couple of months and have yet to see one that size though I would imagine one will eventually show up, I hope.
     
  9. harold bain

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    It would be better if you used the private message system to tell WD the name of the ebay seller.
     
  10. acmeaviator

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    I buy my domes on Amazon.com -could not find one that size today but may be available on occasion. The ones I buy are the more typical 5.5 x 10 lol
     
  11. Peter Mann

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    I am after a similar dome. Is there anyone at all who supples oval shaped Perspex, Acrylic etc domes for Skeleton clocks? Peter UK
     
  12. Oldfathertime

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    As far as I am aware, although I could be wrong, perspex domes would be very hard to obtain unless you can find a Company that produces clear acrylic or plastic items that would fall under the same manufacture process and if so could be quite costly. On the other hand, try and find a glass manufacturer that 'blows' glass. This would also be quite costly but would be a better bet as there are I should think more glass producers than plastic/acrylic producers that could do it for you. You would probably need to take the clock, with its base, to the blowers so that they could produce a replacement dome to the correct shape to fit the base and height to accomodate the clock.
     

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