Quarter repeating longcase

Rog

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I am hoping for a long shot in my request for help. I have a circa 1690 London, 8-day longcase clock that originally incorporated a four bell pull quarter repeating mechanism, a rare feature in longcase clocks. Unfortunately, none of it remains only empty holes that witness what once was remain. The hole pattern suggests the repeating mechanism was fashioned akin to one found on a Daniel Quare month-going longcase. It is featured on YouTube as "Daniel Quare, London, Circa 1685 a marquetry month going longcase clock with pull quarter repeating".. It is currently for sale but my inquiry for additional photos of the movement has not produced results.

I am including a photo I have of a Quare movement with a 1/4 repeating function, it provides a good deal of insight, but more photos are needed to recreate the mechanism.

I am hoping someone has information, photos, sketches, or other resources to aid in recreating a Quare type repeating mechanism.

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DeanT

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Love to see photos of your clock Rog it sounds most interesting. We don't get to see many of that age and complexity on the BB.

Cheers
Dean
 

Mike Phelan

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Who made your clock, Rog?
I'm looking at a Quare (probably actually Windmills) in Hobson's Choice pp 74/75. ISBN 0 9508358 0 8.
 

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