Ralph Very nice looking finish Ralph. So beware of leaving splintered glass in place. The risk is high quite frankly and I was stupid enough to have a couple of close calls before I got the message. Back to bluing screws, I used an old copper penny over a spirit lamp, when the right shade of blue is obtained drop the screw in oil I used 3 in one, this adds a nice shine to the screws then clean in a cleaning machine. Another tricky job that you can just about do yourself. Contact our site Administrator at. Right now it's just a pile of pieces to be polished.
It is possible to have the remaining plating electrically stripped off and then polished. How long of hands do you want? Dozens of types of clock motors. I have sent out several pieces over the years to a plater I have used and they came out beautiful. Once you have completed this you can proceed to re-assemble the remainder of the components in the order in which you took them off. Between 1830 and 1850 the production grows steadily.
These need to be eased out of their holes with pliers. Is that correct, or is the lighting playing tricks? If its an option always withdraw the pins in the direction shown to avoid this. Clock oil is a must. Besides a rare case, this clock has four fine paintings which made this clock a very exclusive and valuable piece, It is also a good example of a clock made for the interior instead of travelling. It illustrates the fact that besides the practical travel clocks there were carriage clocks made purely for decoration and the use in the home. Thanks to all who responded with information and tips. Faux rivet decoration to front and sides.
It is the most common type of case which was produced from now until the end of the carriage clock production. Usually the plating companies use 23 karat gold which is very yellow. Here is a gorge cased clock which has been embellished with beautiful Art Nouveau translucent enamel panels. The clock was a mess when I got it. A fine quality English carriage clock of small proportions. This will be your reference point if you get lost during re-assembly. All that I've posted above about polishing and cleaning carriage clocks is the way all French Clocks should be undertaken with one exception if the movement isn't visible you can re-bush in the normal way, but make sure it is tidy and correct and the pinion has the correct depth to operate in.
We suggest you submit a description of the movement or part you need along with the make and style of antique clock you have and we will let you know if we have it in stock. Some of the compression points between cogs can have a very high gearing so even a weakly wound clock has the capacity to trap or pinch your fingers as well as throwing out components that seem to head directly for vulnerable points like eyes!. I checked the main plate and satisfied myself that it was un-lacquered, then diluted the degreaser sodium hydroxide, sodium metasilicate, and 2-butoxyethanol to about 1 part to 8 parts warm water and proceeded to clean all the parts. It always ticked me off, that they stored the key inside the clock. If this is the case be really careful not to scratch the plate while doing so. Clean the cogs with a soft toothbrush. How did they do it? When one corner of the clock is located completely on its pillar while the others may not be , place in the lynch pin, finger tight, just to keep that corner where it is while you continue to prod the cogs with a pencil or pair of tweezers.
Even though these clocks were transported in travel cases, the porcelain panels remain delicate. Here is a price list of the famous maker Margaine dating from circa 1875. There doesn't appear to be a hint of copper in the corresponding parts on my clock. The pieces have been cleaned, in an ammoniated cleaner, and are down to the bare brass. You may be interested in these associated pages: You can see these specific products listed in our at www. Either polished or antique finished hands. This escapement was patented by him in 1829.
But to illustrate the diversity I will now show a few examples. We welcome your photos too! However, the commercial plater you choose needs to want to work on small, individual jobs, which are more time consuming. Still another method of plating is 'mercuric gilding' where in an amalgam of gold and liquid mercury are brushed on to the surface, then heated to drive off the mercury and leave a rich gold finish very dangerous. Clocks with this kind of case are almost always provided with simple movements. One wheel arm going north and the other wheel arm going south held this stray splinter in place. To unwind the clock you will obviously need the key. I actually produced that repair article for exactly the reasons you said you enjoyed it so Im dead chuffed about that!.
This was the case because Granier used the blanc roulant movements pre fabricated, see part 1 and a well designed but relatively simple case. This will bend or snap the thin cog spindle ends. It also omitted the use of a bevel gearing. Definitely would recommend this company- fast and fair! A good tip here is to use the lynch pins. If you have any questions just post them as comments here and Ill get back to you.
I also wanted to show this carriage clock by Japy Frères from about 1845 which has a mechanical bird in the upper glazed part that moves and whistles. Get yourslelf some good jewellers screw drivers thats all you need and have a go on a clock thats on its way out or that you can live with having to hand over to someone like me if you have to give up. Besides the substantial price differences in regard to the types of cases and movements, there were other options for the clients to chose from that influenced the price. I read up on this, and other forums and websites to find out what type of cleaning solution I should get for my recently acquired ultrasonic cleaner. Oddly once you have done it once….
Click here for additional photos of this lot. And the price is excellent, the best I've found so far. See more ideas about Antique clocks, Antique mantel clocks and Mantel clocks. This is over six times as much! They will all lift out even if some appear to be stuck in a little — this is old oil and dust mixed which can act like a glue and is probably the reason you are servicing the clock to remove it! When we keep the clock above by Bourdin in mind we can already doubt if it was practical to travel with such a large clock. Finally there is stated that he had sold more travel clocks in two years than that there had been sold in all time before!! The pins, which are wedge shaped, should come out in the direction shown but they may have been put in backwards to you will have to work the other way.