New Haven Sharp Gothic - Westminster Abbey Tablet

Discussion in 'Reverse Glass and Dial Painting' started by Ihsjepsen, Feb 2, 2019.

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  1. Ihsjepsen

    Ihsjepsen New Member

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    I am in the process of restoring an 1880 New Haven Sharp Gothic and finally got around to the tablet, I put it off as long as I can. I'm looking for information on the colors and painting of the tablet. As you can see in the attached pics, most of the paint is gone but the stencil lines are still there. If anyone has a picture of this tablet it would help me make this restoration closer to the original. I have searched everywhere I can think of and I haven't been able to find this particular tablet. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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  2. PatH

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    Could you also provide a picture of the back of the glass? It seems unusual that all of the paint above the brown in the foreground would be missing while the lines are still intact. A picture of the back might provide a few more clues. Thanks.
     
  3. Ihsjepsen

    Ihsjepsen New Member

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    IMG_20190204_115034.jpg IMG_20190204_114955.jpg Sorry it took me so long to get back. Attached are pics of the back of the bass on white and black backgrounds. I have not cleaned the back yet because I'm a little afraid that I might remove the lines. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Ihsjepsen New Member

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    I just decided to bite the bullet and give it a try with my best guess. After gently cleaning the back i did my very first reverse painting. Not perfect, but a big improvement from the way it was before.

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    Ihsjepsen New Member

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    Pat, thanks for the like. Thought I would post a quick pic of the rebuilt clock. This thing was a basket case when I got it, wish I had taken a before pic.

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    Congratulations on your restoration - another one saved!
     
  7. klokwiz

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    very attractive clock, nice job. Joe
     

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