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Thank you, I've found a William Johnson at Pebworth, the writing is very faint due to someone in the past polishing the dial, I can't find him in Baillies or my old book by Brian Loomes, I will try to get a better picture put up. Kind regards for your replyI may be wrong, but to me the town looks like Falmouth, not Pebworth. Also I think the name is Johnson, not Johnsons; the curl at the end is just a flourish, not another 's'.
But the photo is not very clear, so others may know better.
I thought the same when I looked at it, especially as Brian Loomes as usually said that posted movements were made in the South, the dial & works appear to fit together as they should & even to the seatboard which is old & has a piece cut out so the square nut under the bottom plate fits exactly where it should, it also fits into the case cheeks perfectly. I cannot see any signs of tampering to make it fit, & the case is very similar to the one that Bonhams describe, to the william Johnson that they sold. i'm going to hopefully dig deeper into doing some research & i will most probably go to Pebworth when the weather picks up & see if I can find William in the churchyard, as I know he was married there in 1676.FWIW, Pebworth is a small village on Worcestershire in England.
Interesting to see that's a posted frame, as generally they were from the south (like ours) or east side f England.
I've been to his farmhouse, when we sold him our lantern clock, It was like being in a museum with the amount of lantern clocks, It was a trip for us up north as we are near to the Peak District, so we would be southerners to Brian (lol)Remember Brian lives in Pateley Bridge, to him Worcester IS south.
There were lantern clock makers in Worcester, posted frame clocks are usually found coming from places where there was a history of lantern clock manufacture.
The pallets are very similar to mine, except that it looks if the one on the left is slightly bent, but that might just be the picture.I've been to his farmhouse, when we sold him our lantern clock, It was like being in a museum with the amount of lantern clocks, It was a trip for us up north as we are near to the Peak District, so we would be southerners to Brian (lol)
It was the centre engraving that attracted us, as it's very similar to a Lantern Clock dial, thanks NoviceTime keeper for your reply
Hi Mike, thank you for your reply, & the invite to see your clock, It would be nice to accept your invitation if we can sort out a mutual day by PM.The pallets are very similar to mine, except that it looks if the one on the left is slightly bent, but that might just be the picture.
I'm sure that everything is original.
Silvering on the centre of the dial is interesting and doe look original. For me, i could only polish the outside of the dial and just wash the dial with IPA or petrol (outside!).
Dismantling and cleaning isn't too difficult and is probably easier than a plate and pillar movement.
As you're not too far away from me, feel free if you want to come and have a look at my clock.
Yes, so do I, it's one easy way to make a pinion of four, which would otherwise be very difficult to make work as a conventional pinion. It acts more like a lantern pinion. This one's from a clock-watch but the principle is the same.I've always loved that name, and even better when it is cut into the end of the arbour like a little castellated turret.