Can anyone tell me what this once was?

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  1. steamer471

    steamer471 Registered User
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    I admit it, I'm a sucker for a $15 dollar clock. Picked this up at an auction this weekend and with a pendulum it might actually will run . The door looks modified and the splat fell off but the works are worth what I paid for it.

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    Nice project. What is a splat?
     
  3. Joseph Bautsch

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    A half column and splat. The top piece of the clock is what is refered to as a splat. In this case it would be a top rather than a splat. A splat would be a wood plate between top end towers with caps. In this case the towers and splat seem to have been removed and replaced with a topper decoration. This seems to also be a two door clock, upper and lower. The lower would have had a reverse painting or mirror glass but the entire lower door has been replaced. The weights also seem to be wrong as well as the gong mount being a replacement. With some wood working skills all of this can be restored. You are correct the wood works are worth more that what was paid for the clock.
     
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    Thank you. My woodworking skills are still limited but, working on it. Interesting what was done to the weight on the right. Wasn't heavy enough so I'll weld more weight to it. I believe this an eight day that's why the weight is marked with a T.
     
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    Thank you Joseph. Clearly as much to learn about the cases as there is about the clocks.
     
  6. Jim DuBois

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    Pretty certain you have a 30 hr clock, not 8 day. Also, the upper and lower doors are incorrect, it would have originally had a 1 piece door. The gong and gong stand may be correct, perhaps not. Commencing about 1836 most clocks, including wood works still being made, were sold with gongs, not bells. Gongs were the latest and greatest thing so everyone jumped on the bandwagon. Since there is no label, and I am too lazy to try to figure out who made the movement, I will just suggest the clock is a bit late in the wood works lifecycle, 1836 or later, and the gong could be right. The clock photo attached is more what your clock started life looking like.

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    Thanks jim. Yes that looks close enough. I'm going to put this back for while till I think on it a bit.
     

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