Another snowy day, another project..

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  1. Billy

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    Any guesses as to who or what this may have come from? What I know, probably a tall case. Just wondering if I have a typical movement of that era. The hand shaft asm. pictured is a replacement for the one between the plates.
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    Thanks for any thoughts, Billy
     
  2. Peter A. Nunes

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    This looks to be a William Leavenworth movement, well worth restoring. Original unbroken lead alloy hands are rare, and it looks like you have at least the hour hand. Reproduction minute hands in that Leavenworth pattern (used by both William and Mark Leavenworth) are available. The diamond shaped opening towards the base of the hand is a distinctive Leavenworth trait. How wide is the seat board? It should be just about 12", and yours looks like it may have been shortened a bit.
     
  3. tomvaughn

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    sure looks like a Leavenworth! This is most likely a William Leavenworth, the dial is probably unsigned, but there should be one wooden dowel that sticks out of the dial that fits into the front plate (I noticed one hole in the front plate where the dial is inserted, the hold in the top of the plate is the same location as on my Leavenworth clock.) Mark Leavenworth had two of these dowels going into the front plate, and William, one dowel. The hour hand is absolutely Leavenworth style.
     
  4. Billy

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    Peter, the seat board is indeed short, measures about 10 1/2". Also I thought I had the minute hand with it, gonna have to look for that.:confused:

    Tom, there is one dowel placed on the back of the dial board.

    Thanks, Billy
     
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    The minute hand, if original, will also have the diamond shaped decoration towards the bottom of the hand.
     
  6. Billy

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    Found the other hand that I was thinking of and its not a match. This one has a tear drop style to it. :(
     
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    Don Bruno can supply a passable replacement.
     

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