Seeking information on unknown clock

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  1. Ed Buc

    Ed Buc Registered User

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    Ray Fanchamps is providing several tower clock movements for an exhibit at the 2014 National in Milwaukee. He has a clock that we cannot seem to find any information on. It appears to consist of two modules. One looks to be for time, and the other some type of strike. Any information would be appreciated. They are relatively compact - about 17 inches across and 8 inches deep.

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  2. Kinpol

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    The construction is typical for the British clocks. It is seven days running movement with anchor escapement. I'm affraid that the manufacturer is "unknown"
     
  3. schroder

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    Mister Fanchamps, I still working on a tower clock that seems similar to yours.
     
  4. schroder

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    #4 schroder, Oct 15, 2016
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    MisterFanchamps, here is some more information about the towerclock. Its one chassis for the movement and striking. See the pictures. But its strike's one time on every hour. Is that normal or is there a missing part? The name on the silvered dial is R STEWART GLASGOW and the date is 1865.
    Perhaps you can use this info.
     

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  5. MCCLINTOCK-LOOMIS

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    I have a tower clock that looks similar although mine has a strike train many components look to be from the same source. The set dial on mine is signed F. Last Abergavenny 1879, but according to Chris McKay who is an authority on Brittish turret clocks it was made by W.F. Evans & Son's castings from the Soho foundry Birmingham. F. Last was a clock maker and optician that probably retailed and installed it somewhere in Abergavenny. some food for thought? I posted it under "Welsh tower clock"

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