English Hooded Timepiece

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  1. oxblood2

    oxblood2 Registered User

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    12FA07BE-0686-421B-BD76-35F4891C5A7C.jpeg 9526DF21-165A-4D39-B669-DF5314F46140.jpeg B21268F7-E330-4999-AFC2-1515ACE6866C.jpeg 54545ECA-6C25-40B2-A3A7-864C5B4817E6.jpeg 4F97E652-B1F3-44EF-BD17-221F8B9CC4ED.jpeg 3798B237-E7DA-42CA-8B31-63ACE6EA91C5.jpeg A73C87AA-A422-4450-8777-96FB0A9FEF3C.jpeg New project to work on. Think it needs a better home. It needs a hand , pendulum, and weight. Looking forward to building a new case for this time only timepiece.
     
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    Someone has been a bit rough with that it has had a hard life. It is rather difficult to date I think, it has a relatively recent look but perhaps with some older parts. The click looks like the circular type which is old but the pillars and collets look much later. The dial looks perhaps contemporary with those but has aged verdigris on the back. Can you work out if the dial was cast?

    I agree the case is unsympathetic and it would look much better with something less box like. Any idea what nationality it is?
     
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    Thanks for the points about the timepiece . Your knowledge base is much higher than mine . It is currently in transit to me. When it arrives , I’ll try and determine if the dial is cast. Not, being a true cabinet maker, I will be able to give it more attractive home. Thanks again
     
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    Did you mean to write 'not', or should that have been 'now'?

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    Dumb typo on my part.
    My day job is a hairstylist. Clocks are a hobby and addiction.
     
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    The clock arrived today. I done some cleaning on the dial. Not sure what to look for as to if it’s cast. It does have a plug at the foot of the #10.. also it seems a little thinner that the Mercer dial . image.jpg
     
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    Use a micrometer to see if it is the same thickness all over, look for hammering (planishing) on the back. Look for casting flaws.
     
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    It’s really hard to tell. The only thing is see are some pitting over some of the surface that could be from corrosion.:???:
     
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    If it is the same thickness all over it is likely made on a rolling mill. That means probably no earlier than mid 19th. It looks newer than that, but they were very skilful people.
     
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    It will be a fun project to present as a single hand timepiece. Can’t wait to get to work on hood!
     

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