cases for orphan movements

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  1. dickstorer

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    Some like to make their own movements some like to make cases. I can and have made my own movement but I like making cases more. Here are some of my cases.

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    That is case number 14. The wood is Lyptus. The movement is a repro ST No. 61. I added an adjustable pendulum leader to avoid bending the verge to put it in beat.
     
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    This is number 16, using Lyptus again. It has a number 2 movement with an adjustable pendulum leader.

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    IMG_4545.JPG IMG_4546.JPG View attachment 519774 This case houses a repro ST 80 beat movement. The wood is Sapele, I think from south America. It is the 17th case I have made.
     
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    Very nice! Where do you get your movements?

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  6. Kevin W.

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    I have a really nice ST movement, and one thats uncommon, i will need to find a good wood worker to make me one.
     
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    Kim Miller, most of the movements I use come from Ebay.
     
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    Kevin, what movement do you have?
     
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    Its a older Seth Thomas movement, cant remember at the moment, i mentioned it before in another thread.
    Its a weight driven movement like a no 2.
     
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    I made a mistake in post number 3. The movement is not a repro of a number 2 movement. It is a 60 beat instead of a 80 beat. They are very much like in looks but the 60 beat has a 30 tooth escape wheel and the cable drum is a larger diameter.
     
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    This is clock case number 19. It houses a ST number 2 repro movement, the wood is oak. I always use a adjustable pendulum leader, I do not like adjusting the beat by bending the crutch wire.

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    I will sometimes break up an unsuccessful marriage for a longcase and improve it. I have four longcase where I have rehoused in more appropriate cases for the dial and movement.I never try and decive, and they are for my own collection rather than for sale. Sometimes you just come across a brilliant case that has a completely wrong dial and movement.

    My best swap has to be for my John Knibb, which arrived as an orphan and now has a contemporary ebonised case that could have been made for it. Meanwhile the dial and movement that came with that case has a much better fit in a walnut veneer case.
     
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    Not trying to highjack Dick's terrific thread, but I would like to see some photos!!!!
     
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    Virtually all my clocks are on here in their own threads, they were in photo galleries but those got messed up with the new forum.

    John Knibb, Oxon, real or make believe?
     
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