Free Bone Escutcheon

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  1. gleber

    gleber Registered User

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    Our good forum friend, Burkhard Rasch, offered to send me a bone escutcheon to replace a missing one on a recently acquired clock that came without one, as seen here: https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?140798-Usual-Questions-about-a-Jerome-Darrow.

    Unfortunately for me, the escutcheon was too wide and if I narrow it up, I will probably cut into the keyhole. Fortunately for you, if you would like/need it, I will pay Burkhard's kindness forward and send it to you. Here is a picture. The escutcheon is 2" tall by 1-1/16" wide by 3/32" thick (50.8 x 26.99 x 2.38 mm). The keyhole is 5/8" tall (15.87 mm).

    If you would like it, reply or PM me.

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  2. tom427cid

    tom427cid Registered User
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    Hi Tom,
    Generally when I replace a missing escutcheon(bone or Ivory) I first fit the diamond to the existing recess. Once that is done then I slowly and carefully establish the keyhole. Reason being that the pin in the lock sometimes is not centered.
    If you need a piece of bone let me know,I have some piano keys that are just about the correct thickness.
    tom
     
  3. gleber

    gleber Registered User

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    Thanks Tom. That sounds like good advice. In this case, the diamond and keyhole were precut when Burkhard sent it to me. I'm not complaining, it was a generous offer.

    Piano keys? Hmm? Hadn't thought about using one of those. I am away on travel, so I don't know the size of my diamond, but it is smaller than the dimensions I listed above for this escutchion. I'll PM you my info, but it may be a few days based on my travel schedule.

    Tom
     
  4. tom427cid

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    No problem.
    tom
     
  5. MartinM

    MartinM Registered User
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    If you need something thicker, look for "Bone folders" on the auction sites.
     
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