anonymous 17th century outside countwheel 8 day

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  1. novicetimekeeper

    novicetimekeeper Registered User

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    If you expand the pic you can see the detailing in the casting right down to the feathers. These must be very early in the life of the mould to be that crisp.
     
  2. Uhralt

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    Do you have any plans to re-gild them? I personally would probably just clean them.
     
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    no, I don't have many plans at all at the moment. I'd like the brass to be cleaner and keep the glints of gold I think.
     
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    Half hour arrowhead markers rather than trident makes me think late 1680's to early 1690's
     
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    I think that's about where I would put it too. There were definitely 11s about then, the spandrels had been in use a while. The other dating aspects may be that the maker was up to the minute rather than lagging behind the curve. It seems to be a quality clock.
     
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    I was the under bidder on this. It has a date, and it is in better nick. However it is a bit more messed about, has a replacement bell and bellstand, replacement backcock and one replaced wheel.

    I don't need another clock.

    However I bid on it for research. I believe it is by the same maker.

    It has an identical chapter ring. Same size, which is large for its apparent age, no decoration between spandrels, which you would normally see.

    More than that, it has an identical bell hammer return spring which is an unusual design, having a square on the end going through the front plate and pinned on the other side.

    A mahogany longcase clock: the unsigned early 18th century eight-day duration, five-pillar moveme
     
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    It still amazes me, we are both constantly attracted to the same clocks in auction :)
     
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    did you buy it? I fear it went to the dreaded torquay clock breaker, I suspect it will appear on ebay soon. I had agreed with the auctioneer to leave the case with him but I suspect now the lock and hinges will appear on ebay too.
     
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    The auction house was lovely, I can't recommend their clock chap high enough. He put a bit of white paper behind the hour hand and took a pic so that I can get a hand laser cut from the image.
     
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    No, no, I did not buy it. Otherwise you would have known :) I will keep an eye on ebay to see if it appears there.
     
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    That would be Leigh. He posts here sometimes, and writes articles for the NAWCC carriage clock chapter newsletter.
     
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    Yes, that's him. He is an absolute star!
     
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    Yes, very generous with his time and with his knowledge- reminds me of others on this thread....
     
  14. Leigh Extence

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    Crikey... I'm blushing somewhat now! Always happy to help.
    It was an interesting clock and hopefully someone will get hold of the movement and restore it back to it's original glory.
     
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    This one hasn't got anywhere yet. However a 10" with date and engraving on the dialplate just sold for £2600 on the hammer which does make this one seem a bargain!
     

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