Wooden Foliot Clock Kits - but with 2 hands - To Purchase

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  1. glisses7

    glisses7 Registered User

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    There was a supplier of already built wooden foliot clocks, but with both hour and minute hands who I think was at www.woodenclockkits.com or some such website, but no longer appears to be trading. On Pinterest, there is a picture of the 'Colonnial' clock which looks utterly fabulous and want to buy one, but already built up.

    Does anyone at all know if this manufacturer/private maker still sells these clocks please? Can anyone advise where else I could buy such a clock, but with both hands and must be a foliot escapement clock with the 2 arms swinging from side to side above the dial?

    I'm really eager to acquire one.

    I hope to hear from someone very soon with any leads and advice.

    Thanks.

    GAIUS COLEMAN, MID CALDER, SCOTLAND
     
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    I couldn't find that statement but does not surprise me. This type of clock is usually a pretty awful time keeper. Some say +/- an hour per day. Adding a minute hand to a clock like this would be rather useless and probably resulted in a lot of complaints about "defective" clocks not keeping time. These are basically novelties.................and according to their price list, rather expensive novelties at that.

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