Home made clocks in my house

dickstorer

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There must be, out there in clockland, others who enjoy making cases for orphan movements. I want to see your work so I can get better.

These were made by me.



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Hi, Dick. This sounds like a great topic, but it seems that your photos might not have made it to the thread. Could you check, as I'm sure others would like to see your craftsmanship, too.
 
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Beautiful work, Dick, and a great way to ensure some old movements have a place to "live". Thank you for loading the pictures.
 

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Here are some replicas I have made. The country banjo is a copy of a George Brewster original, the conventional banjo is a copy of a Samual Abbott grand piano movement, and the coffin clock has a t bridge Willard school banjo movement. All three clocks are aged so as not to look new. An approach I have used for many years. I don't like clocks that look new, even if they are.

The last photo is of the original George Brewster, one of one. I built mine using only a photo in Distin and Bishop's book, long before better information and photos surfaced. Came fairly close to the original I think.

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Very nice Jim. What kind of wood in the George Brewster look alike?

And I am curious about the "grand piano" movement.
The wood is cherry. Grand piano movements by Abbott are called that due to their plate shape. They are more commonly found in mirror clocks, but I have had one or two in banjo cases. Notice the special keystone seen in a few examples.

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Ive never made my own, but when i seen this mission style clock, i have to give it a try. Im getting the wood ordered in a couple days, and its going to be made out of black walnut.

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I am not really a case maker, but I posted a couple of pictures of my GF on another thread and it was suggested I repost on this thread. This is the only case I have made and it took many years to complete. I did not work on it continually. My idea was to make a case that did not say "kit". It is walnut with an Urgos movement. The best feature is the hood that exposes the whole movement. I had no "plan" other than what the inside dimensions had to be and a great spot in our Queen Anne painted lady for a GF.

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dickstorer

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I am not really a case maker, but I posted a couple of pictures of my GF on another thread and it was suggested I repost on this thread. This is the only case I have made and it took many years to complete. I did not work on it continually. My idea was to make a case that did not say "kit". It is walnut with an Urgos movement. The best feature is the hood that exposes the whole movement. I had no "plan" other than what the inside dimensions had to be and a great spot in our Queen Anne painted lady for a GF.

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