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Price Structure: –
Group A 0 to £1,000. Group B 1,000 to £2,500 Group C 2,500 to £5,000 Group D 5,000 to £10,000 Group E 10,000 to £20,000 Group F 20,000 to £30,000 Group G 30,000 to £40,000 Group H £40,000 Plus
Clock Number 1401
A Four train Musical clock, Chiming Cambridge on 4 bells, Striking on a fifth bell and playing music on the hour – when striking is finished. There is a ¼ setting lever which also doubles as a repeat lever. Music can also be played at will.
The clock also shows the Day of the week, including AM or PM, the Day of the month, The month and the Phases of the Moon. The moon phase is geared to give a lunation 0f 29-days, 12-hours, 44-minutes and 2.877 seconds. It also has centre half seconds. For a peaceful night the clock will switch off all actions, except time, for eight hours. This period of silence can be adjusted to be set at the owners preference. This facility can be removed, by a
clockmaker, with a little alteration and the clock and music will still run for eight days.
In order to get a long duration with the musical section, it is driven by four barrels. This gives a long enough duration to allow the random use of the musical pull cord. There are 20 tunes on the music barrel. To review these tunes – visit “The Malta Workshop” page.
The clock took just over two years to build. I have not weighed this clock but estimate it at about 56-lb.
See more on the building of this clock on Utube
Price Group H
Clock number 1101
After completing a commission of a three train clock I thought I would build one to my own taste and came up with this effort. The clock has three trains, with dead beat escapement, Chimes on eight bells (either Whittington or a straight forward peal), and strikes the hours on a coiled gong. No additional complications were made except that each part should be unusual and to be as fancy as is reasonably possible. The unusual wheel design was supplied by Nathan Bower. Emanuel Micallef of Valletta, a furniture maker and restorer, made the base.
The dial was drawn by our artist in the UK and after fretting out was sent to the Master Engraver, Peter Fox, also in the UK. Then back for mounting and finishing.The style is based on a Smith’s design – as are components such as Hands, Cocks, Clicks etc.
Cubic Zirconia were used to decorate many items such as the eyes of the ‘bird hammers’, snake tension springs, etc.
Skeleton clock makers may purchase ‘lost wax’ cast cocks for their decorative clocks from our Malta workshop.
Price Group – G
Our clocks are shipped all over the world.To do this one has to have complete trust in the packers & transporters. Our shipper (Stephen Morris) specialises in the delicate and valuable, is recognised and used by the finest auction houses.
Clock Number 0501
This clock was designed in Gosport and, due to closing down for shipping the workshop to Malta, was not finished until recently. A special left hand fusee was made and a large fusee chain of suitable strength was found. A single cock holds the month intermediate wheel. The pendulum has a kingwood rod with brass fittings. The large spring barrel is partly sunk into the Victorian base and housed in a fretted base plinth. The dome is also Victorian and is associated with the base. (There is a small crack at the back of the dome, near the base, but I find it not visible unless looked for). Our UK artist executed the moon and dial, with its night curtain.
Price Group – C Sold
Clock number 0901.
Pin Wheel table regulator with passing strike and Coup Perdu.
It is unusual for a regulator to have passing strike because of the slight friction involved. It was fitted to help fill the magnificent Victorian dome and I find no loss of timekeeping to the clock. Coup Perdue (lost beat) was added to show true seconds on the dial.
Price Group – C
No longer available
Clock number 9801
A traditional style Skeleton timepiece, with scroll frame, which was made for a customer in 1998. It has anchor escapement and regulation is controlled above the pendulum bob. After a few years the customer traded it in for a much more complex model.
Price Group – B
Clock number 1201
A petite Arabesque Striking clock with traditional wheels. Full striking and one at the half hour and fitted with the option of Strike or Silent. The going train is dead beat and has maintaining power. A pendulum with inline regulation is fitted.The clock number is a deviation from my usual system as the wrong year was added.
The Brass bell in this clock is one of half a dozen I had Sand Cast with the outside polished. After Skimming the inside with an emery lap they tune up quite well. I can let some of these bells go at £37.50 each + P&P.
Price Group – C
Clock No. 1402
A small 8 day timepiece with an English Club Toothed platform escapement. The platform has a fine adjuster just above the 12 o’clock. Having no pendulum, this clock is easily moved around and suitable for Mobile or Ship Board accomodation. Only 10″ (254mm) high X 9.5″ (242mm) wide X 5.5″ (140mm) deep including dome, base and feet. The base was made for the small dome some 15 years ago. I have only Just got around to using it. Instead of traditional screws holding the pillars and frames – knurled brass headed screws are used.
Price Group – C
Clock No. 1501
Before the Millenium I had some Double Helix Arbours made to Give me the option of one day making a clock similar to that of Mc Dowel. This year I got round to using one to make a clock of one month duration. Using the Helix eliminates the requirement of a month wheel. I Have used this frame design before on earlier clocks
The dial is engraved and the clock stands on an antique marble base. This also bears my makers plaque.
Price Group C.