Heavy Metal from the first part of the 18th century

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  1. P.Hageman

    P.Hageman Registered User

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    I could get my hands on this very heavy stoolclock, much of the parts including the pillars all made of steel. They are very rare and seldom found for sale. Someone in the past, did a splendid paintjob on the clock.............:whistle: This one will have to wait until my other projects are ready. So many things to do, so little time. :screwball:

    heavy metal 1.JPG heavy metal 2.JPG heavy metal 3.JPG
     
  2. Jim Duncan

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    With the steel components like these can you identify a town or region of origin or date?

    Jim
     
  3. P.Hageman

    P.Hageman Registered User

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    Jim, this clock was made in the 1740's in a place called "Goor" in the east of the Netherlands by Anthonie Ter Swaeck.
     
  4. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

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    At first I was thinking of an 18th C ancestor to Black Sabbath or Deep Purple.

    That is one substantial clock.
     
  5. novicetimekeeper

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    Chunky clock! Is it Dutch striking with the two bells? Can't work out what all of it does, has levers and cams all over the place.
     
  6. dAz57

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    I'd say it's a quarter striker on the small bell, the alarm and hour strike in the main Bell,
     
  7. P.Hageman

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    Just have a good look at my avatar. I am a fan of Black Sabbath since the early seventies :)

    Nick, we call it double strike or indeed Dutch strike. On the hour its strikes on the large bell, on the half hour it strikes the coming hour on the small bell. I will make a small video on how it works.
     
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    I have a longcase that does that :)
     
  9. Jim DuBois

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    Just a passing comment...I suspect the frame is wrought iron rather than steel. While that may be splitting hairs for me to even mention it steel was not easily or cheaply produced at the time the clock was made, and when available it would have most likely been used in cutting tools rather than clock frames.....
     
  10. P.Hageman

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    Jim, you are so right. More a lack of my knowledge of the English lanquage, could find "wrought iron"
     

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