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A Pendulum clock: Accurate Timekeeping for 270 years.

In this article, we will look at the history and evolution of probably the most important invention in Horology, the Pendulum Clock. A pendulum clock is a clock that uses a pendulum, which is a swinging weight, as its timekeeping element. The advantage of a pendulum for timekeeping is that it is a harmonic oscillator: it swings back and forth in…

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On Ebay Right Now…

Don’t Dismiss eBay For Movements & Dials… Sourcing antique or old movements and dials for restoration suitable to be housed in a reproduction case you are proposing to make can be time-consuming and costly, to say the least. I have spent many hours rummaging through antique shops and fairs and standing hours trying to buy…

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The Perceived Value of a Longcase Clock

After many years of working in the clock repair and restoration business I now know that the perceived value of a longcase clock can be greater than its monetary value. Call the Clock Repairer When visiting one of my many long standing customers, an elderly lady who had been widowed for many years who had…

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5 Things To Know When Making Clock Frets

Some of the techniques when cutting out fret patterns have always been the same techniques and methods used over the years when working with longcase clocks. I find them easy and most importantly faster when trying to make a living repairing or building new longcase clocks. Having cut out hundreds of fret patterns when working…

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