Internet Horology Club 185
old grand father clock identify

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December 08, 2019, 15:23
Victor Kienas
old grand father clock identify
i have just aquired a very old Grand father type clock with very primative pendulum and weights and also has a metal square dial and the movement has the drums with the possible original type of gut or sometype of has a big bell on the top for the strike..also has a day opening in the middle of the dial...i believe it is probably from the 1700's, but cannot find any info on the of the plates holding the face on has a name of Thobson and Son on top, and birmington on the bottom..any info appreciated..i am not set up to put pictures on this format any more, but will attempt to in the future..thanks in advance..
December 09, 2019, 08:32
Dr. Debbie Irvine

Hello Victor,

I can not answer with any information about the clock but can refer you to this topic on:



December 21, 2019, 11:29
Victor Kienas
i was able to find out the specs on my old clock..i cleaned the dial and flashed it back and forth under bright lights, and was able to see where the paint had worn off from the makers was made by John Jones , Carnarvon..the adapter plate from movement to dial is stamped T Hobson and son , and Birmingham on the bottom....apparently John Jones made clocks from 1835-1844...
December 22, 2019, 08:23
Dave Turner
Sure would be nice to see some pictures!

Dave Turner