Odd longcase movement.

D.th.munroe

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Hi all.
I'm still finding some very different clock stuff here, I was lookin through boxes and found another quite unusual one. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Dan

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Very unusual, doesn't look English but does look early. Appears to have a mixture of collets so has had a lot of work done.
 

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Yes, it sure seems to have had a rough life. A few different collets, one crimped on, and a solid 3rd wheel. Someone took a wire wheel to it at one point as well. The hammer spring is quite nice though, almost looks like an elephant head.
 

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I was thinking more central europe, because of the use of iron. Dutch and English longcase always seem more closely aligned.
 

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I agree with brass plate longcase movements Nick, but the Dutch also made steel plate movements. I am sure I have seen one posted here before. But, I'm having trouble finding that thread. I'll post it when I do.
 
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i think dutch is not a bad guess. i see a few elements there that look a bit swedish too.

it seems to be missing more than a few parts. without knowing its origin, it would be difficult to date. my guess if it is northern european, it was before 1830.
 

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