Original Chimney Caps?

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  1. gleber

    gleber Registered User

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    I have a Burr & Chittenden Wood Works (Groaner) clock that came with notches cut in the chimney caps to allow the splat to slide in place. I thought this must be someone's shortcut, but I think I have seen other clocks on the board here done the same way. Is this an original technique, or are the notches later additions?

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  2. Joseph Bautsch

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    Tom, I have eight of these clocks with tower caps all original to the clock. None of them have notches like you describe. It’s my guess that it was not done by the maker.
     
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    It looks a bit too clumsy to be original also.
     

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