Welcome to Riversdale clocks,

pagoda hood with brass dialWe are sorry to inform our followers and the many trade and retail customer old and new, that after over twenty five years Riversdale Clocks will no longer be carrying out antique clock repairs and restoration, or making longcase clock cases due to the retirement of the proprietor and founder Barry Share.

Although the service side of the clock repair business has been disbanded, after much thought the team at Riversdale acknowledge the fact that there is a need and a growing demand for clock repair and restoration information from antique clock restorers and clock making enthusiasts.

So with a unanimous decision and with enthusiasm and dedication this site will stay up and running, passing on the knowledge, tips and tricks acquired after many years of repairing, restoring and clock making in the industry.

We will endeavour to supply information on all the best clock plans, inform you on where to find the best clock parts and tooling, not just for horological repairs but woodworking and finishing.

We will be reviewing horological books and products giving you our honest opinion on clock kits tools and supples, and advice helping you to make the best purchases for you, not the manufacturers.

We are proud to anounce we are opening access in our members area to our clock making course
“Making A Case For A Longcase Clock”. With everything you need to know on making a clock case for a restored longcase movement and dial.

In the attempt to give as much assistance to horological historians and clock and movement restorers with their research you can get access to our Clock Makers data base. The list of 4,500 clockmakers has been compiled from a number of sources and is still being added to. This comprehensive list as saved us hours when researching case period styles to match old movements.