Riversdale Clocks | About Us
Here at Riversdale Clocks "We specialise in making cases
for antique movements & dials" and we can show you how to make that Longcase Clock you will be proud
Barry Share is probably one of the last remaining professional full-time casemakers in East
Yorkshire making bespoke longcase clocks, encasing new and old movements. Over the years they have built up a
reputation of high quality and honesty thus creating total satisfaction to all existing
Barry started his repair and restoration business at Newport in the East
Riding of Yorkshire in 1985. The business was
based on the repair and restoration of antique longcase clocks and barometers and specialises in the making
of the finest bespoke longcase clock cases.
All the work commissioned in our East Yorkshire
workshop have been done by hand, using traditional methods and
Our qualified craftsmen do all our work in the traditional manner used by generations of case
makers and restorers, making sure all clocks and barometers are restored to thier original period, style and
Some of the numerous parts, frets, turnings and mouldings made in the process of restoring and repairing antique
We have been repairing and restoring Longcase clocks since 1986. Over that time we have
worked on hundreds of clock cases, from early eighteenth century oak cases with square brass dials, to late
nineteenth century mahogany cases with painted break arch dials.
Through the many years we have repaired bases that have been damaged and full of rot, doors that have become
twisted and cupped, and hoods that have been cut down to accommodate low ceilings...
We have replaced veneers and stringing damaged and lost over many years of neglect, as well as correctly restoring
cases that have been badly repaired or butchered by the not so reputable dealers and inexperienced restorers.
All through this period we have acquired a wealth of knowledge on case construction and their makers, which have
enabled us to offer these unique skills of making a clock case for any movement and dial, in the period and style
of its maker.
Some of the cases made to house restored antique movements & dials.
Now We Can Pass
This Knowledge And These Skills On To You....
Allowing you to make your own beautiful Grandfather clock as a family heirloom or turning it into a very
profitable craft, with our Revised Clock Case Making Manual...
Which reveals how anyone with basic woodworking skills can make a beautiful clock case to house a new or antique
movement & dial...
If you are looking for a Longcase clock plan or wanting to make a case for a new or antique movement and dial
I'm sure this is exactly what you are looking for.
"Making A Case For A Longcase
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All the work done at Riversdale Clocks is done by hand by qualified
craftsmen and to the highest standard. Price is assessed on a case by case
basis as timber, veneers and fittings vary. We are sure you can appreciate
the increased value, (not just in monetary terms) you can add to your movement an dial by housing it in a beautiful
case of the correct style and period