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Builds, Repairs, Show Your Machines! => Restorations => Topic started by: Tony Bird on February 10, 2020, 03:25:39 am

Title: Future new project?
Post by: Tony Bird on February 10, 2020, 03:25:39 am

Before leaving the UK last week as well as doing a bit of track work on the layout I did a little bit of work on a possible future project.  I have been retired 13 years and thought I had no unknown horological items left; but in a decomposing plastic bag on a book shelf in my den a clock was found.  I have no memories of it! The item in question is a good quality German 8 day striking pendulum clock; for the technical it has a rack strike and a dead-beat escapement with vernier regulator, at a guess made around 1900 or not long after.

I have too many other projects on the go at the moment to make a start on doing something with it; but thoughts would be using the movement as a sort of open case skeleton type clock possibly using charity shop purchases to fill it out a bit.  To this end I have removed the centre of its dial to show the striking mechanism working and it is now back in a new plastic bag on the shelf.





Regards Tony.
Title: Re: Future new project?
Post by: Nick on February 10, 2020, 11:44:56 pm
When a plastic storage bag starts decomposing, you know it's been stashed away for awhile  :D :D

Already looks a lot better with the innards on display
Title: Re: Future new project?
Post by: Woe is me on February 16, 2020, 10:19:30 am
Well Tony lets hope you didn't dust it, open it, and rebag it just so it can set somewhere on the shelf for the next umpteen years.
Maybe put a tag on it.