William Post on London Bridge mid 18th century bracket clock

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  1. novicetimekeeper

    novicetimekeeper Registered User

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    That's my Uncle and his wife. Secretly engaged for 25 years because his mother hated Catholics and the Irish in equal measure. He wasn't keen on antiques, not sure what he would have made of it, Agnes would have liked it I think. The handsome chap peeking out on the right is my Dad, the small pic is my mum's brothers and sisters with their Mother. (The one who hated Catholics and Irish)
     
  2. ClipClock

    ClipClock Registered User

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    Its a stunning clock now, just gorgeous. Your restoration team have done a beautiful job!

    So.....whats on your shopping list next? :D (I'm ignoring your protestations that there will be no more!)
     
  3. novicetimekeeper

    novicetimekeeper Registered User

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    No more ticking not no more clocks!

    I would like a verge lantern, preferably with the bob between the trains.

    I would also like an external countwheel 8 day longcase, I have internal countwheel and internal and external rack.

    I'm always tempted by anything with a Dorset signature

    I'm also a sucker for verge silvered dial clocks but don't own one yet.

    Matthew likes the look of William and Mary ebonised bracket clocks, but I'll either have to be very lucky or save a lot of pennies for that.

    One clock that will be allowed to tick will be an English replacement for the French carriage clock on our mantelpiece. That will then be sold, the only clock I'll have sold.
     
  4. novicetimekeeper

    novicetimekeeper Registered User

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    I should list the work done

    Cabinet maker

    dismantle parts of top and reassemble
    repair damage to door
    make new feet
    stabilise and repair ebony veneer
    re veneer missing section
    replace front door glass and one side glass with period glass.
    re ebonise some fruitwood moulding repairs.
    clean and polish

    Clock repairs

    hand carve and finish laser cut hand blank, blue both hands.
    clean and refinish dial and spandrels, lacquer spandrels.
    make six new square headed screws for spandrels.
    fabricate apron from free issue 18th century dialplate
    make screws for apron
    New contrate pinion
    repair escapement, include counter bore front bush and thin back cock to reposition verge flags on crown wheel
    bush front and back of fusee, back of centre wheel
    make clutch spring
    fit new gut line to replace steel
    make key (fabricated from period shaft and brass from dialplate)
     
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