My 1710 John Mason London Clock Repaired and Revived


Ive executed a peice on this earlier than so I wont go on. Its simply that I completed the case and head restoration. I left most of its harm intact because it wasnt that unhealthy. The case (not unique – c1780) bought a tidy up and a superb coat of wax. The motion was nice so all it wanted was a brand new pendulum spring and a service. I gave up on getting an unique modern blued minute hand and left the damaged one in place – I slightly prefer it like that and its not as if I confer with it for the time though it retains it practically completely.

Grandfather clocks are simply magnificent trying issues and I like this clock as a result of it exhibits us simply how technically and artistically superior we have been 300 years in the past. Its tempting to assume we didnt actually develop into first rate engineers or retailers till the Victorian period however nothing may very well be farther from the reality. Whenever you look intently at a clock like this what you actually see is the talents of the individuals who produced it from arithmetic to materials sciences – a few of the laquer work and ornament on early clocks is breathtaking. Keep in mind this stuff have been being produced for an export market just about from the time they have been invented. If you wish to know extra about clocks from this era take a look on the Burpett article on this weblog.