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Very nice, you also find individual minute numbering on early English longcase and bracket clocks.. View attachment 619947 View attachment 619948 View attachment 619949 View attachment 619950
Early French Pendule religieuse also had half hour markers. They also have the individual minutes numbered.
1. Chauvin 1660's
2. Pierre DeChesne 1680
3. Claude Raillard 1670's
4. Unsigned 1660's
It appears many of the London makers used similar patterns and quite possibly a small numbers of engravers leading to fairly homogenous designs.I'm thinking that since the dial maker was very often different from the clockmaker, the clockmakers' names are not relevant. What might be relevant are the date of the clock and where it was made. (Similar dates and locales may have similar half-hour markers because they were made by the same dial maker.) Just an opinion.
I know we have had this discussion before about the date or authenticity of my Lister clock. Some said, if I recall correctly, that the Hepplewhite case came later. I'll have to search for that thread.Have you had this chapter ring off yet? I'm still not convinced it is original to the clock, removing it would probably confirm that one way or another
I think the suggestion is it might reveal evidence it has been dancing with more than one dial. Removing a chapter ring isn't straightforward if the dial is attached to the movement and best to be familar with what you are doing especially on such a lovely dial.IWhat would taking off the chapter ring show me? How difficult is that?