Please ID this Clock Help needed to ID the maker of tubular bell movement

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  1. Ian Crouch

    Ian Crouch New Member

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    Evening all,

    I recently started a new project having just bought a complete 8 tubular bell long case clock. It has stood unwound for the last 30 years, so much so that hat cords securing the tubular bells rotted through and the bells crashed through the bottom of the clock! As the house was by the sea there is also some attention required because of corrosion to the movement. I can find no makers marks or identifying names on the clock face to give any indication of where it was made (possibly UK or EU as the family was originally from Belgium). I would also love to know how old the clock is!

    The clock can play both Westminster and Whittington chimes.

    Does anyone recognise the style of the movement to give me any indication of where to start my research? It has 8 tubular bells (on a rack at the back of the case, separate from the movement) and the hours are struck on a coiled gong.

    I am busy working on the case can send some photos soon. It is a closed case unlike the glass fronted clocks more common in the States.

    Looking forward to any information

    Many thanks
    Ian

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  2. Isaac

    Isaac Registered User

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    Looks like a J.J. Elliot movement. They liked to use Tubular Bells for chimes and a large coil/cathedral gong for the hour strike. Attached is a video with what appears to be the identical movement.

     
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  3. Ian Crouch

    Ian Crouch New Member

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    Thank you so much or the quick response Isaac. Most appreciated! My clock case and pendulum are not in the same league as this high end example. Makes me believe the case may be a marriage. Do you have an estimated date of manufacture? I will start researching Elliot movements. Regards Ian
     
  4. Isaac

    Isaac Registered User

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    I'd estimate around 1910s through the 1920s. We'll have to see pictures of the case to determine if it's a marriage. If there are unused holes in the case (ie, screws used to be there to hold something else) then it most likely is a marriage. Otherwise, it would make more sense from a business standpoint that customers could have a large range of styles to choose from (ranging from more basic to extremely detailed) to match the environment the clock was to be located at, while still using the same movement.
     
  5. JimmyOz

    JimmyOz Registered User

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    I repaired one almost the same as yours a few months ago, a few post came up with a few names as to the maker.
    Here is the link to the post
    Large GF Movement
     

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