Longcase (Grandfather) Clocks for sale
SN SN I own a Curta II in a plastic case, serial , with instruction leaflet and a copy of the yellow computations manual. This is in excellent used condition. Bought from Bryan Halladay in England and was used in rallying. I am learning to use it competently in historic rallying of my MGB Roadster. I am interested in trading for a mint Curta I or Curta II in a metal case that is complete with all literature and box. Also I would like to obtain a lether rally case as well.
Antique Longcase Clocks.
Limited Edition Each very special Limited Edition clock is exquisitely detailed and serially numbered. Number 2 will be awarded to the recipient of the hourglass IV award. Elaborately carved and pierced pediment features rare madrone burl gracing the front and sides and is edged in fine grain satinwood. Hand-carved finial and pediment molding. Unusual reed-in-flute pilasters and subtly tapered and capped with hand carved plume-design column caps.
Shop for Ridgeway grandfather clocks at Shop Better Homes & Gardens. We have styles and options on Ridgeway grandfather clocks. The brushed satin brass finished lyre pendulum features an ornamental center disk to match the d brass finished weight shells and a decorative olive ash burl patterned back panel complete the lower case.
The increasing importance of European Mass Dials The growing interest in mass dials in continental Europe is evidenced by a flow of reports and photographs. BSS of course has quite enough to do without compiling registers of overseas dials but the reports are filed and available for comparison with dial types and locations recorded in Europe.
Here Tony Wood reflects on the similarities and origins of mass dials in the British Isles and Europe. Astrolabes, Cross Staffs and Dials. His article makes wonderful reading and gives the background to and the use of the Cross Staff, a Horizontal Sundial and even a quadrant. Click here for a link to this article. A small charge is required to download and keep the whole article.
Way back in September super-sleuth John Ingram spotted this unusual and it is believed, unique, dial where steps on a triangular block were used to tell the time. Enquiries of the Council were all to no avail.
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France and England were home to the first designs of the long-case or grandfather clocks that still exist today. These clocks stand 6 to 8 feet tall with a waist that houses the weight-driven pendulums that keep the clock ticking when it is wound. You don’t have to be a clockmaker to identify the different grandfather clock styles when you know the characteristics specific to each individual design, but unless you purchase a reproduction, these clocks can be prohibitively expensive.
Styles Styles for European-made grandfather clocks start with the Comtoise design, which also include Morbier and Mortise clocks from the Jura region of Franche-Compte.
Antique Midth Century Georgian Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks Brass Mahogany inlaid brass face 8 day grandfather clock, ste’pierfsene London,date ,with a swan-neck pediment original finial, reeded columns to the hood, the arched brass dial movem.
I have no clue how that happened. When did they change to all lead? And is the lead incased in iron? The same thing happened with 2 of the others, one of which I new well 40 years ago, and it wasn’t warped then. That really gives my age The top of the pendulum suspension spring has a small piece that’s loose so the pendulum can move freely in all directions, and it fits perfectly in the sort of cup shaped indentation on the piece on top of the movement that holds the pendulum out.
I’m not up on terminology at all. There is nothing fixed in dates with these clocks, fashions start in London and work their way out. The further you get from London the longer it may take to change but sometimes somebody works in London then returns home so styles may take a jump. We can give opinions, which don’t always agree, but we will be around plus or minus 10 years at the most usually. Clocks nearer London perhaps within 5 years.
Brass cased weights were used in London into the 18th century, I’ve seen them on provincial clocks from the first quarter.
Rocking Ship Grandfather Clock
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Original dial of this clock has been replaced by a brass dial with Tamil numerals perhaps during the late 19th or early 20th century CE. Original long-case was also replaced by a mandapa -shaped wooden carved case done in South Indian style.
Short 10″ pendulum and verge escapement. Because of the short pendulum it could stand on a table, but the timekeeping was poor. Another Lantern clock, C , with the “new” long pendulum and anchor escapement this clock had to be hung on the wall to run. Often known as “hoop and spike” clocks because of the iron hoop to hang the clock from, and the spikes at the bottom to dig in the wall and keep the clock steady.
From now on the timekeeping of clocks improved by a huge amount using the longer pendulum and “anchor” escapement. Around the same period, with a slightly larger dial and a wooden hood to keep the dust out of the clock movement. Still the same lantern clock movement inside, but without the expensive brass body. It would not be long before the weights and pendulum were enclosed altogether to stop the pendulum being knocked accidentally when walking past the clock.
The first fully-enclosed clock known dates to , the one pictured here was made by Edward East in London, dated
How to Date Your Grandfather Clock
Museum-quality early hour lantern posted movement with original dial and hands. The time is displayed via the original blued steel hands to the brass dial with raised silvered chapter ring with Roman hour numerals. Unusual half hour markers are present with conventional five minute numbering to the outer of the chapter ring. The matted dial centre carries the signature “Tho Wroth” in a stylised banner beneath the number
Oct 08, · Country-Style Grandfather Clock. By Tim Johnson. For many of us, a grandfather clock is the ultimate project. Traditional high-style clocks often involve such advanced skills as spiral turning, veneering and figure carving, to say nothing of the cost of the figured wood.
I have searched my many clock books and can find no record of this Maker, I maybe wrong but I suspect it is the Retailer’s name on it. I have several clocks and all that have an applied plate with a name on have been added afterwards. One I have is German with a London “Maker’s” name on it. Since I can’t find this man listed either so far I think he is probably the owner, and since it has a naval theme it may have been made for a naval officer.
Alternatively, the cartouche, which was added to the dial later, perhaps gives the name of a later owner. The motto looks original to me, and some research could give its source. Look very carefully for any marks on the back of the dial and on the movement, which by the way I would like to see if you can post more pictures. A quick Google search shows this motto is quoted in Fitzhenry, Robert I.
The Harper Book of Quotations. Fitzhenry and Whiteside Limited, It has an ‘Alas!
Identifying Grandfather Clock Styles
Product Inquiry Princeton Grandfather Clock Hampton Cherry finish on select hardwoods and veneers, with a decorative olive ash burl patterned back and bottom panel. The swan neck pediment features a turned urn finial with a decorative shell overlay, while the base includes a decorative cutout. The polished brass dial features elaborate corner spandrels and center disk with a silver chapter ring and black Arabic numerals.
A stationary midnight blue moon phase provides additional accent. The hinged door, framed by simple but elegant columns, allows easy access to the movement and to install the batteries. Polished brass pendulum and weights are visible behind the full length glass panels.
The clock above left was made about It is in a walnut case, with a slim trunk, long door, small bun feet. The features of the brass dial, the twisted hood pillars, .
They have been the heart-beat of these homes. These master timekeepers bring such a warmth and lived in feel, that is seldom achieved by any other domestic item. Their stately presence adds character to many homes up and down this country and also now overseas, in faraway places like Australia, China and USA. Our family business has been established in London for 20 years, and in Cheshire for nearer 50 years.
Our lovely stock of grandfather clocks can be viewed online or at out premises in central London. All of our Grandfather Clocks are presented in a fully restored condition and in full working order. We have listed some unrestored grandfather clocks. Please note,these are not for sale unrestored. They are listed but will only be for sale and priced after we have restored them in our workshops in Cheshire.
We stock a good selection of white dial grandfather clocks from C to C and a fine selection of brass dial clocks from C to C
The case is in good condition with an arched top hood with columns and brass capitals, and arch top trunk door. This clock shows a full brass and silvered dial with date aperture and scalloped seconds dial, along with a domed engraved boss in the arch showing the maker’s name. Fully overhauled and is sold with a 12 month Guarantee.
Jul 28, · I am servicing a Ridgeway Grandfather clock. The brass dial has come unglued from the steel backplate, what glue was used to assemble the face, or what method is recomended to repair this. The center of the dial is bowed forward onto the back of the hour hand, stoping the clock and scratching the center of the dial?
Finished in Windsor Cherry on select hardwoods and veneers. This floor clock has a stately appeal. The graceful split pediment features a turned finial and a rare bookmatched olive ash burl overlay with a decorative shell overlay in the center. The polished brass-finished dial offers elaborate corner spandrels, center disk, and a silver chapter ring with applied brass Arabic numerals.
A lamp behind the dial illuminates the pierced astrological blue moon phase, for a delightful twinkling star effect. A decorative olive ash burl pattern on the inside back panel is illuminated by the interior light. Polished brass finished weight shells and pendulum with a center disk that complements the dial. Reeded columns with turned top and bottom caps flank the door. The sculpted base offers a decorative cut-out.
How to Determine the Age of a Grandfather Clock
This floor clock offers arched pediment with delicate embossing. The polished brass finished dial features an ornate, gold tone center and a silver tone chapter ring. A fixed midnight blue moon phase accents the dial.
Features: Grandfather Clock features solid hardwood construction with top-quality veneers Grandfather Clock has a Windsor Cherry finish Grandfather Clock features attractive carved-detail crown and a distinctive swan neck pediment Polished brass finished dial features an ornate, gold tone center and a silver tone chapter ring Midnight blue moon.
Traditional high-style clocks often involve such advanced skills as spiral turning, veneering and figure carving, to say nothing of the cost of the figured wood. This country-style tall clock is much, much easier to build, while still being a grand, stately and impressive piece of furniture. In essence, this clock is composed of three boxes that are connected with cove moldings. Its arched top,door and moldings are the challenging part of this project. A prototype, a shopmade compass and a couple of shopmade jigs are the keys to success.
Behind the beautiful paper dial, this clock is designed to house either a traditional mechanical or modern quartz movement see Sources, below. A hand-painted dial is an authentic, but costly upgrade see Sources, below. This project takes a well-equipped shop.