Odd longcase movement.

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  1. D.th.munroe

    D.th.munroe Registered User

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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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    Should also be longcase in the title. Obviously. But it was too late to change it.
     
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    thread title corrected...
     
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    If I had to, I'd wager it is Dutch.
     
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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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    #9 leeinv66, Mar 27, 2019
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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.
     
  10. brian fisher

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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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