Archive of July 2013 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Jul 23 2013

Fake or Dummy Winding Holes in 30 hour Grandfather Clocks

When grandfather clocks first came into being, they had movements which would last for varying lengths of time, eg. Thiry hours, Eight days, One month, Three  months etc. As the clocks with longer duration were very expensive, most people settled for a Thirty hour  or Eight day clock. Eight day clocks were still more expensive and […]

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Jul 23 2013

Grandfather Clocks Pre Middle 18th Century

Before the middle of the 18th century, although there was some specialisation and division of labour, most grandfather clock  makers would cast their own brass parts, forge the ironwork, cast the bells and cut their own wheels and pinions as well as finishing the parts by hand filing, drilling, turning and polishing and finally assembling […]

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