Early 1800’s English (Tregent) beetle & poker hands question

Jmeechie

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Hi all,
I‘ve had this clock for a number of years now and it became time for servicing and while I’ve got it apart this time I’ve decided (been putting it off with other jobs!) to replace the minute hand since what’s there is incorrect!
Based on the age of the clock and what I believe is the original hour hand I’ve cut and started fitting the a more period hand.
My question is, should the tip of the minute hand touch the minute hash marks or extend just beyond to the 60 minute marks?
Ive looked around for examples and as the majority are pocket watches it’s hard to get a feel for what may have been correct? I know the cross piece is correct as it should underscore the hour marks.
My monies on the tip touching the minute hash marks, it’s just the tip will look a little disproportionate to me?
Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.
cheers,
James

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Jmeechie

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I’ve just done a rough edit to see what it’ll look like shortened.
Sorry for the crude finger drawing! Lol

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Jmeechie

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Thanks everyone for the comments so far
Sounds like what I was thinking
Thanks Bruce for the cleaner edit. I see.you shortened the centre section. I’m going to reshape the tip and see how it looks before recutting another hand. What I’m worried about is the cross piece being a little too far from the hour numerals. I may also abandon them?
 
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Have you considered taking a line from the top of the bottom cross section to the bottom of the top cross section and file out the bump and give it a small taper, it would then look like the small taper section of the hour hand and lighten up the hand a bit, just a suggestion.
 
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