Tompion Bracket clock

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Project by madburg posted 02-08-2016 01:55 PM 912 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built to house an old German movement that was in a ‘Napoleon hat’ clock which my parents bought for themselves as a wedding present!

It was the first clock I made when I retired, and got me hooked on making period clocks.

It has initially fooled a few people into thinking that it’s a ‘real’ antique clock. Made in the style of English clocks of the 1680’s by such illustrious names as Tompion and Knibb. It has traditional pineapple finials and brass ware, and magnificent brass frets at the sides. I even managed to track down some reproduction period locks for the front and back door.

It is made from African black wood, boy was it hard, a wood normally used for musical instrument making.

Again the period dial was made/engraved for me by John Skeavington, in Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire.

-- Madburg WA

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 03:39 PM

A beautiful piece of art!

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

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 06:58 PM

Amazing piece of art indeed. Would love to build a few clocks.

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#3 posted 02-08-2016 11:46 PM

This is a great example of the clockmaking tradition, as are the others shown in your personal gallery. As a member of the NAWCC, I have a special appreciation for your works. These would be fabulous entries to the NAWCC annual convention member’s competition, but I am assuming that you are also a member of the NAWCC.

-- Enrico, Stow OHIO

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