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Project by madburg posted 02-08-2016 12:56 PM 622 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Georgian Bracket Clock

The ‘bell top’ case design is based on a photograph of a clock by Colley and Priest – last picture. The movement in the original is dated 1754.

The case is made from Western Australian Jarrah – Swan River Mahogany. It houses a Kieninger RSW movement which is spring driven, and has a triple chime on 9 bells, and automatic night silence. The amazing dial was made by John Skeavington, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, one of the last remaining dial engravers! It has fret work around the top to let out the sound of the 9 bells, and a range of period brass embellishments and gilding.

The brass engraved period dial is some what anachronistic. Its moon dial and globes respectively show the Southern Cross constellation, and the Southern Hemisphere with Australia. Of course Australia was largely unknown until Capt Cook’s voyage of 1787.

I love making reproduction antique clocks!! No quartz movements here!

-- Madburg WA





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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 01:09 PM

Museum quality. Simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 02:41 PM

Beautiful.
I don’t mind the anachronism, I have always looked forward to seeing the southern cross again.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#3 posted 02-08-2016 03:48 PM

Beautiful work!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 02-08-2016 04:01 PM

A great piece and very nice,

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 02-08-2016 08:27 PM

Wow! Very impressive piece.

-- Regards, Norm

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#6 posted 02-08-2016 08:31 PM

What a beautiful clock. Just spectacular.

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