T. Travis Thorne Longcase Clock

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  1. Stacia Pound

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    Looking for info on this long case clock. I believe that is was made in England around the 1700's. The face depicts a name of "T. Travis Thorne" The case/door of the clock has a glass round. The weights (2), are made of either iron or stone. Would love to know more about this clock. upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg upload_2019-7-3_18-32-50.jpeg
     
  2. JTD

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    You have posted this in the 'What's this clock worth?' section but you seem to be looking for general information on the clock.

    There are people on this site who are very knowledgeable about British clocks but they may not look here. All I can tell you is that Baillie lists Thomas Travis as working in Thorne in 1795, but others would be able to tell you a lot more.

    One of the moderators could move this to the more suitable thread if they consider it consider it appropriate.

    JTD
     
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    I quite like the dial, which is provincial clockmaking at its quirky best.

    JTD's dates sound more likely than early 1700s I would have guessed around 1760s70s. It looks like it has been converted to 8 day from 30 hour which won't help and it has lost the hands that it would have had originally. However 8 day is more in demand than 30 hour as a rule and it isn't an obvious problem from the front. I'm sure it will find an appreciative home.
     
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  4. Stacia Pound

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    Thank you for the information, greatly appreciate. Do you know where I can go to get general information on this site. I am new here and have not navigated much yet. Thanks in advance for any help in this matter.
     
  5. JTD

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    I don't really understand your question: what information are you looking for? If you look at the home page you will find all the different sections, general clock discussions, new acquistions, clock repair, wrist watches etc. etc.

    But perhaps I have misunderstood.

    JTD
     
  6. Stacia Pound

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    Thanks for responding. I am really needing any information about this clock.
     
  7. Dick C

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    Suggestion: go to www.google.co.uk and search for "thomas travis" clockmaker
     
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    What more did you want to know? A pic from the other side of the movement would confirm that the movement has been replaced. The case was originally painted. My book on Yorkshire makers has several Travis of Thorne but no T.
     
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  9. Stacia Pound

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    If at all possible, how expensive would it be to have this clock repaired back to working condition?
     
  10. novicetimekeeper

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    That's going to depend on where you are, how much you want done, and who you can find. In the UK you should go the the BHI website and find an accredited member on their list who is local enough and lists such clocks in their specialities. In the US I would ask on here and try and find someone through your local chapter.

    When it comes to the work well it will depend very much on how much you want done. Shame about the hands but they can be sourced relatively cheaply and you don't have to have them finely finished.

    The dial you could leave as is if you want.
     
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    I'll move the thread to General Clock Discussions for more information ;)
     
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  12. Stacia Pound

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    Can anyone tell me if they know how to find my local chapter?
     
  13. JTD

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    Go to the main page, click on General Clock Discussions, then click on the third line 'How to find your local chapter'.

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    Would like to know if anyone knows how much this clock may be worth?
     
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    You must re-post in the What is this Clock Worth forum in order to discuss values.
     
  17. Stacia Pound

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    Yes, I would please.
     
  18. shutterbug

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    Scroll down to the bottom of the forums page and you'll see it, Stacia. You'll have to agree to the terms that show the first time you enter the forum.
     
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    Thank you shutterbug!
     

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