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Musical longcase

gentleman jim

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This clock has a mahogany case and cloth covered ports in the bonnet, to let the sound out. Nearly the entire back of the clock is also cloth held in place with with molding. It stands nearly 90" and chimes on 8 nested bells. It appears the dial has been replaced or repainted. The movement has very heavy plates and is trapezoidal in shape. There are no identifying marks of any kind. I believe it is early 20th century but would welcome opinionset or information IMG_1537.JPG IMG_1528.JPG IMG_1527.JPG IMG_1524.JPG IMG_1539.JPG
 

novicetimekeeper

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Could you perhaps improve the lighting to get better shots of the movement?
 

jmclaugh

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Interesting clock. If it is by Jennens he produced longcase clocks for Walter Durfur in 1883 which were an instant success. Durfur subsequently in conjunction with Harris & Harrington used Elliott movements in longcase clocks with Harrington's tubular chimes.
 

gentleman jim

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The clock is running happily in its new home. I believe it was manufactured by Joesph Jennens, possibly for Walter Durfee. The movement was manufactured by Thwaites and Reed as evidenced by their T & R stamp. This is my first adventure with a T & R movement. It is constructed very robustly and should last a few hundred more years with reasonable care. I am attaching a few improved pictures. Thanks to all for your help. P1010006.JPG P1010007.JPG P1010008.JPG
 

jmclaugh

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Interesting it has a T&R movement who are said to have supplied movements to other makers when demand exceeded their own supply ability. What makes you think it is by Jennens?
 

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This would be classified as a chime clock, as opposed to a musical clock. It probably plays the familiar Westminster chime and maybe another one or two chime sequences. e.g. St Michael's, Whittington, or...

Ralph
 

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