Antique British clock valuation and identification

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 over 118 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 assemble and set up your pendulum clock | How to look up your clockmaker for yourself
How to set the calendar dial of your clock | How to set the moon dial on your clock
Finding out about your antique clock | Buying or selling clocks on a commission basis
British clock types

FINDING OUT ABOUT YOUR ANTIQUE CLOCK

IDENTIFICATION - VALUATION - APPRAISAL - HISTORY

Initial enquiries by email please. If you use the contact form to set out brief details, I will respond by email, usually the same day.

You cannot expect to identify your clock by typing the maker's name into a search engine and hoping someone will provide you with the answer free of charge.

If you have a clock you wish to find out more about - this is a professional service I offer, for which the fee is £50.00 sterling.

My qualifications for doing this consist of over 50 years' experience (since 1966) in buying, selling and valuing clocks. In that time I have undertaken my own original researches in ancient records into clocks and clockmakers, the results of which are published in some thirty reference books. My wife and I were winners in 2001 of the BACA award for excellence based among other things on depth of knowledge of the subject. I was also presented with the exceptionally unusual award of an Honorary Fellowship of the British Horological Institute for services to horology.

This service covers one of several aspects. Let me know which one you want

  1. VALUATION - for insurance or sale.

    I can value your clock for you, giving its insurance value or selling value - depending on which one you want. The two are very different. This can include identification of its age, the maker's known working dates and an appraisal of the clock's genuineness - if you want those aspects.

    Your insurance company will insist on a written valuation by a recognised professional valuer with particular expertise in clocks, and this is what I can supply.

  2. HISTORY, APPRAISAL and AUTHENTICATION

    If you simply want to know the age of your clock, whether it is genuine, any alterations as well as the maker's known details, and any other information of a historical nature that we can uncover, then I can provide that.

  3. A CLOCK YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING

    If you are thinking of buying a particular clock and have concerns about its genuineness or value, I can probably help you. I would need to see detailed images. Send me an email to discuss how to go about this.

HOW TO PROCEED

FIRST CONTACT

Contact me in the first instance via our contact page and I will respond by email, usually the same day.

For a longcase clock I would need to see a photograph of the whole clock plus a head-and-shoulders such as will reveal detail of the dial and hood. For most purposes this is adequate, but to investigate genuineness I may need images of the mechanics too. For other clocks three or four photographs are usually enough. If I need more I will come back to you.

Just send initially no more than five images by email as single jpeg attachments of reasonable size (about 1 MB each). Please do not email photographs in 'packages', 'boxes'. 'parcels', 'photoclubs' or bizarre systems I would need to enrol into.

PAYMENT

FOR THIS SERVICE I CHARGE A SET FEE OF £50 STERLING (currently $100 US), regardless of value. I am afraid I don't carry out valuations, identifications or appraisals free of charge.

Payment in sterling by cheque made out to 'B. Loomes' drawn on a UK branch of any bank. (If this is difficult for overseas clients, then I will suggest other methods of payment.) Post your cheque to: Brian Loomes, Calf Haugh Farmhouse, Street Lane, Bewerley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 5HW, England.

WE REGRET WE CANNOT TAKE PAYMENT BY ANY FORM OF DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD, DIRECT BANK TRANSFER, PAYPAL OR WESTERN UNION.

CHEQUES (PAYABLE TO B. LOOMES) ARE THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE METHOD OF PAYMENT.

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Care, maintenance and identification of antique clocks
How to assemble and set up your pendulum clock | How to look up your clockmaker for yourself
How to set the calendar dial of your clock | How to set the moon dial on your clock
Finding out about your antique clock | Buying or selling clocks on a commission basis
British clock types


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Our valuation/identification/appraisal service costs £50 (currently $100 US)