Norris North, Two Examples.

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Registered User
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    Jan 22, 2002
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    Here are a couple of Norris North's for your review..

    One is a miniature column and cornice. The other is a Pillar & Scroll, that is a little smaller than a standard P&S.


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  2. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    rmarkowitz1_cee4a1 Registered User
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    Nov 26, 2009
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    Nice clocks.

    The first clock you post is in fact shown in Lanzo and Brown's Norris North and His Contemporary Torrington Clock Makers, page29, figures 14-14B. By the way, this is a very nice book for anyone with any interest in Torrington clocks.

    Just like to point out that though now a bit dark, the columns appear to be birdseye? Before the finish had a chance to age as it will, probably a bit more contrast with the mahogany veneer used for the case. This was not an unusual use of contrasting woods in this period. For example, I have a mahogany tabernacle mirror with strongly figured tiger maple turned 1/2 columns.

    Thanks for posting them.

    A comment not a criticism. Especially for less common clocks like this, I would hope folks could post more than pictures, but provide a bit of information (short and sweet, not a thesis) as well as where the reader could find more information on their own. Would make the MB a much better resource and experience, in my opinion.


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