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    To resurrect this thread. A recently acquired Bracket Clock by William Berridge of London from approximately 1790.


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    Very nice thanks for posting.

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    An acquisition from earlier in the year:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skier View Post
    To resurrect this thread. A recently acquired Bracket Clock by William Berridge of London from approximately 1790.

    That is excellent. would like to see the movement if possible. Ta. Have looked at JLC Atmos in the past but a traditional wooden case wins hands down every time. Enjoy.

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    So jealous of some of the clocks on here.
    We do have other clocks but this is closest to me as I type. The missus saw it at the Game Fair and 'had' to have it!

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    Nothing overly exciting, but they look good on the wall. The first is an original 30 odd year old Astral (trading name of Smiths) Radio Room clock with a Junghans Quartz movement, which is in virtually mint condition - amazing what you can pick up on e-bay.



    The second is a modern reproduction of the RAF outgoing Sector clock. It was a birthday present and is radio controlled, so never needs setting. The sticker has been removed. A wee bit cheaper than the originals which can sell for £3k to £6k depending on condition and history.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ajpac View Post
    That is excellent. would like to see the movement if possible. Ta. Have looked at JLC Atmos in the past but a traditional wooden case wins hands down every time. Enjoy.
    Here are a couple of pictures of the movement whilst it was out of the case.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skier View Post
    Here are a couple of pictures of the movement whilst it was out of the case.
    What a beauty.

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    Here's a recent arrival:




    And I have a couple of Radio Room Clocks with 8-Day Smiths movements.




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    Intensely jealous of some of the clocks on show here.
    Not in the same league as most, but I was happy to pay a fiver for this:



    at Worstead Fete. Works perfectly. Smiths Electric Clocks Type 1 De-luxe movement with the all-important mains input connector present. I would guess early 1950s?
    Last edited by unclealec; 12th August 2017 at 20:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    What a beauty.
    It certainly is and I am extremely fortunate to be the custodian for the next (let's be optimistic) 40 years or so. I love the 'pad top' type of bracket clock and I've been looking for several months. On making an enquiry about another clock the seller (more later) sent me photos of a couple of others he had for sale. This one stood out to me and two days later I made the 200+ mile journey to his place and bought it. For me it's not only the look of the clock, it's also the sound: the ticking of the movement and the chimes.

    The seller is a clockmaker, cabinet maker and restorer. He showed me around his home which was FULL of stunning bracket and long case clocks, barometers and other clocks. I could have spent hours talking to him.

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    Thanks to Skier for those movement photos, stunning!

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    Have a few seconds of tick:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99d_S-2n7YQ
    Last edited by M4tt; 12th August 2017 at 21:05.

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    And here's a short video of it chiming 7pm this evening.


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    Is it just me, or are all those pictures hosted by photobucket invisible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sestrel View Post
    Is it just me, or are all those pictures hosted by photobucket invisible...
    Not just you, sadly. Amongst others, River Rat's fantastic collection is no longer visible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Here's a recent arrival:




    And I have a couple of Radio Room Clocks with 8-Day Smiths movements.



    And to think we used to throw these over the side when they went wrong in the 70s...

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    What a load of balls!



    Each minute, a stainless steel ball is lifted and dropped onto the top rail. Each rail is balanced just right, so that when full, one ball drops to the next level and the rest return to the pool. A better view without the case:



    Tis a noisy bugger at 1am in the morning but I love the show when they all drop one after the other, leaving just 1 ball on the lower track.

    This shows the pool of balls, ready to lift one minute at a time. You can also see the dark coloured counter weight balls in each row:

    Last edited by JohnnyE; 12th August 2017 at 23:33.

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