Langdon and Jones

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  1. Kevin W.

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    #1 Kevin W., Nov 16, 2009
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    I know very little of this company and have found not much when Goggled.
    I have a case with the label on it that saysImproved clocks, Langdon and Jones on it.Its in rough shape but all there.It needs a lot of work to get it to be a decent looking clock.I saw one on the internet and it is a 8 day with a wooden movement.Any ideas what this one had and how it looked? Does anyone have clocks made by this maker?

    I took these pictures with my new camera.It is a Sony DSC-W180
     

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  2. Frank Menez

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    American Clocks Vol 3 by Spittler & Bailey

    Langdon & Jones Burlington Conn Circa 1835

    Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World Vol 2 by Loomes

    William Langdon & George A. Jones Bristol USA 1845-55
     
  3. Grant Perry

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    Great Label on the case Kevin. That case should keep you busy for a little while :)
    Good luck!
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  4. Sooth

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    Kevin,

    You clock had triangular columns like my Daniel Pratt clock. I can probably measure the angle for you (might just be a 45 degree but I'm not sure). Also, because it's a solid door with the columns attached, I'd suggest putting a mirror in it. These are the original "looking glass" style clocks.

    The movement looks like it would have been a traditional style wooden works, but attached with screws (the movement would have had 4 pre-drilled screw mounting holes in the backplate for this). So no side rails. I do have a movement that is back-mounted like this that I could photograph for you.

    The splat would have been either stencilled (normally) or mahogany veneered (more likey since your clock did not have stencilled columns).
     
  5. Kevin W.

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    Thanks everyone for the information it will be helpful.
    Yes Sooth could you give the angle of those pieces that go on the front.
    I think the hardest part will be to find a movement and dial for this clock.I was thinking i might have to go with a 30 hour ogee movement.
    I saw another clock on the internet made by this maker and it had feet on it.
     
  6. Billy

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    I just picked up a Langdon and Jones at auction today. Its complete, a little time worn, but will look nice once cleaned up. I will post a couple picks in a day or so if your still interested.
    Billy
     
  7. Kevin W.

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    Hi Billy i would like to see pictures of your clock, it would be of help.Thanks.
     
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    Here are some pics, if you need more or different angle, let me know.

    What little research I can find, I'm guessing that the weights are not original. The splat has been replaced. The bottom glass, eh? who knows. Probably replaced.
    I don't have pics of the movement, its in pieces. Its really in pretty good shape. Some teeth have been replaced. But it had a funky spotty lookin white mold? growin on it. So, I just finished a dunk and swish in bleach/soap mix.

    BTW, How does one determine if you have an 8 hr. or 30 hr. movement?
    Billy
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  9. Kevin W.

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    Hi Billy, if the weights came with this movement, and they weigh about 3 pounds each then its a 30 hour, if they weigh about 8 pounds then a 8 day clock.
    I would like to see pics of the movement when you can get to it, thanks and great pictures.Looks like a nice one to restore.
     
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    I got a langdon and jones clock that works
     
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    I got one in an auction
     
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    I also have a Langdon & Jones Burlington Conn.

    You surely have found what you were looking for , but I will share some pictures for the sake of future searches. I know there is not that many pictures to go off of currently.

    Note that both the top and bottom glass has been replaced and that the picture is not original.

    DSCN0209 (1).jpg DSCN0211.jpg DSCN0213.jpg DSCN0216.jpg DSCN0215.jpg DSCN0217.jpg
     
  13. Sooth

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    What a great, and unusual clock!
     

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