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Brian Loomes Antique Clocks

Brian & Joy Loomes

Calf Haugh Farmhouse
Street Lane,
Bewerley, Harrogate HG3 5HW
England

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We have a large archive of sold clocks, and almost 150 articles by Brian Loomes on clock collecting, clockmakers and clock care and identification. For more information, please click the links on the right.

Winners of the 2001 BACA award for excellence under the category of specialist clock dealers, judged on 1. quality of service, 2. consistent quality of stock, 3. depth of knowledge.

Antique Clocks

Clock how-tos

Care, maintenance and identification of antique clocks
How to move, assemble and set up your pendulum clock | How to spot a marriage
How to set the calendar dial of your clock | How to set the moon dial on your clock | British clock types

Finding out about your antique clock

How to spot a marriage

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A great many longcase clocks have been re-cased, both anciently and in recent times. A clock in a non-original case is known as a 'marriage' of unrelated parts.

All owners or potential owners of a longcase clock will have asked themselves at some time or other if a movement is in the right case - and if they haven't, then they should have, and ideally before buying the clock rather than after. This article, illustrated with clear examples of clock case alterations, will show you where to look for the tell-tale signs of a marriage. First published in Clocks Magazine in March 2016.

Care, maintenance and identification of antique clocks
How to move, assemble and set up your pendulum clock | How to spot a marriage
How to set the calendar dial of your clock | How to set the moon dial on your clock | British clock types


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