I recently acquired the movement and dial from a Colchester clockmaker named Nathaniel Hedge (III) - 1710-1795. The signature dates this from around 1770. It's a typical 11" brass dial. According to the written provenance that came with the clock, this movement/dial belonged to an old English clockmaker who apparently restored it, and gave it to his son prior to his death. I assume the son later died and the seller acquired it from his estate. I own Bernard Mason's exhaustive book on "Clock and Watchmaking in Colchester", so have seen many photos of very similar 30 hour clocks by Hedge, so know that it is genuine. However, Mason does not show detailed photos of a movement of a Hedge clock. According to Mason, Hedge produced a good number of these clocks and made his own movements, which were always of very good quality. At a recent NAWCC club meeting, a long-time member who professes to be quite knowledgeable about old clocks looked at the movement and told me that he felt it was not genuine, and probably a later fabrication, based on the appearance of the brass and steel components. I hope that some members here are familiar with the fabrication techniques and appearance of movements from that era, and could offer their opinion on the authenticity of the movement. If it is authentic, then the previous owner has most lovingly polished and restored it. And if it is a later fabrication, it appears very well done indeed. Though why someone would take the time and effort to fabricate a movement for a relatively little known provincial clock maker is not clear to me. I attach some photos of the details of the clock to examine and give me your informed opinion on authenticity. Thank you.