Regency Public sale Grandfather Clock Recommendation

I assist individuals out with clock identification through e mail. I attempt to maintain it fast however all the time find yourself spending an excessive amount of time on it. I’ve loads of correct work to do. I like doing it and it creates the neighborhood I wish to imagine exists for this web site however Im losing my time….until I publish the enquiries and replies so everybody can profit from the iformation imparted. I actually dont know why Ive not th0ught of this earlier than. So any more Im going to try to shortly put up up any of the longer replies versus those that go “.3.5mm, dont bend the fingers and makes you employ the rubber washer or the face will rotate. All the perfect justin.”. By the way thats becoming sizing and becoming a quartz motion recommendation. Anyway, heres the primary letter Im posting up.

On 2019-09-16 18:27, Derek wrote:
> Can I take you up in your beneficiant supply of a primary analysis on this
> English lengthy case clock which I purchased at public sale just lately. After
> repairing the foot of the crutch it has been working easily and
> precisely pushed by its single steady chain. The identify on the dial
> is R. Stevens with Stovesley beneath. The pictures are connected.
> Thanks
> Derek Aspin


Hello Derek,

The case is typical of a late georgian i.e. 1770 and the face ans measurement of the clock push the relationship a bit additional ahead to the regency interval when urns and swags had been the ornamental trend.

With a series it should be a 30 hour clock and such issues had been the equal of an inexpensive automobile on the time – A serious buy for the proprietor however accomplished to a price range. The hand ornament on the dial is okay, the fingers look authentic and its a late sufficient clock for there to be a excessive likelihood its in its authentic case.

Be careful for the chiming mechanism on 30 hour chain clocks. The strategy the clock makes use of to cease itself after every chime sequence is fairly brutal so in case you simply blue-tak the highest fly wheel on the chime practice firmly this can cease the clock chiming an save your rattling it to bits, realistically past restore. Flip the chimes on at xmas and when you’ve gotten mates over quite than have it on on a regular basis.

Good purchase though the clocks put on shortly on account of being fairly primary from a motion perspective. Whenever you get your subsequent one discuss to me and Unwell try to level you within the subsequent path. I modify my grandfather clock each few years – it may refresh the look of a complete room. One of the best clocks are smaller e.g. 5.5ft, unique wooden e.g. walnut veneer or chinese language laquer, brass confronted (pre-1770) and in my opinion the sq. ones have the sting from a sensible and aesthetic perspective. A very good reconditioned brass face with polished brass, guilded spandrels, and a re-silvered chapter ring (we are able to do all that in case you purchase a dilapidated one) might be my subsequent clock. For the time being I’ve a Mason London arch dial 1730 I really like however it could be time…. for a change.

Received to go, heaps to do. Effectively accomplished in your buy and blissful to help.
Justin Holt
Braintree Clock Repairs
07462 269529