Early 8 Day Longcase Clock Dial and Movement for Refurbishment. c1710

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Seller: georgella123 (2,897) 100%, Location: Yeovil, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 153770211892 Early 8 Day Longcase Clock Dial and Movement for Refurbishment. c1710 An interesting early dial and movement by George Mills, Ripon. George Mills was born in Alnwick in the early 1690s. He was working in Ripon, Yorkshire, from around 1710. This clock is similar to the one pictured in Loomes “Clockmakers of Northern England” and I would estimate dates to the period between 1710 and 1720. The movement is of 8 day, 2-train format with distinctive early features. It is ‘tall’ with knopped and finned pillars and an inside countwheel to govern the strike. The dial measures just over 12 inches square and has calibration for both hours (quarters on the inside of the chapter ring) and minutes. It has additional calibration on a smaller ring for seconds and typical inset date. The spandrels appear to be of a later design. The movement does tick away happily with a moderate sized weight but I would certainly recommend a clean and service. The strike sticks occasionally so needs attention although I think would be a minor adjustment once the movement is dismantled. Overall condition is a bit careworn but this is a significantly old movement. Repairs to lower dial corners as pictured. Hands seem to be original but both repaired. The seatboard is a later replacement. Gut lines are ok but would normally be replaced when serviced. The dial could be cleaned/ silvered as required but does have quite a nice appearance as it stands.Comes with weight pulleys as shown, weights and pendulum are not included. Condition: Needs a clean and a bit of fettling although working in the main, just the occasional stick to the strike. Some older repairs as pictured., Featured Refinements: Longcase Clock Movement, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock, Features: 8-Day, Sub-Type: Grandfather, Clock Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock

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