|Project by madburg||posted 02-08-2016 01:55 PM||588 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
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