help needed with clock identification possible maker origin etc.

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  1. Jack Evan

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    #1 Jack Evan, May 17, 2020
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    Hi I'm looking for info on a clock case I bought at auction as there's no makers label I want to put a movement in it and stay true to the clock but don't know where to start so I've taken photos any help is appreciated

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  2. Andy Dervan

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    This is English dial clock probably ca 1850. The name on the dial is the retailer. The case would have contained an 8 day time/strike/quarter chime fusee movement.

    It will be difficult to find a replacement antique movement as it will require center and winding arbors to match up with dial openings. You need the trace the dial and punch out the 4 arbor openings or at least record distanced between centers of the arbor openings.

    You might have better luck with English clock collectors might possibly have orphan movement.

    Andy Dervan
     
  3. JTD

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    Croeso - welcome, Jack.

    Nice case and I agree with Andy Dervan about the likely movement. But I am puzzled because I can see arbors in all the dial holes - what sort of movement is already there?

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    Thank you so much Andy that’s great and thank you JTD I started doing it up and put a Seth Thomas movement in the case that’s why you can see the arbors but it didn’t feel right so now I know where to start thank you both.
     
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