wooden works door assemblies

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  1. Bruce Barnes

    Bruce Barnes Registered User

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    I recall there being a discussion regarding 30 hr,wooden work clocks with half columns and the doors on these clocks.
    Were they dated by the door assembly or by manufacturer? Some opened the whole door (locking mechanism on the side) including the columns. Where others had a door between the columns and opened the door only that included the locking assembly.
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  2. Peter A. Nunes

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    Bruce, the earliest wood movement half column and splat shelf clocks did have the doors to which you refer- see this recent thread for more information:

    https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=67269

    That said, my unscientific impression is that while eventually most all the makers went to the framed door, and it can be generally considered a later feature, there was quite of bit of overlap chronologically, when both styles were being produced simultaneously, possibly right until the middle 1830s.
     
  3. Bruce Barnes

    Bruce Barnes Registered User

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    Thanks Peter,that clears things up somewhat,my sister has one with earlier version door assembly and we were wondering when the transition occured.
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