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    This Scottish Long Case clock was gifted to me by a life long friend. He had sold his Mom's estate and no lo0nger wanted this clock so he asked me if I would like it. I have history on this dating back to the 1920's A slip of paper giving the date of death of each previous owner. At some point I will create a brass plate and put it inside this clock case so it's provenance can continue on with it. This depiction at the top of the clock face is Bessy Bell and Mary Grey an old scottish ballad about two Bonnie Lasses that died of the plague . It was written in 1645 . Click image for larger version  Name:	image_48320.jpg Views:	1 Size:	140.4 KB ID:	322977
    Last edited by Hoss; 10-01-2018, 03:19 PM.
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    I believe this clock to be well over 150 years old. On the clock face I can make out H.Anderson Merchandine. 7 feet tall Click image for larger version

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    • redrocks
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      man that's in good shape Matt. I can't help noticing. But how did the electrical outlet end up in the baseboard ! Haha

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    • #4
      This clock was running before my friend dismantled it. It is an 8 day clock. The four men depicted on the face are famous 18th century poets. Except Scott who passed away in 1832 I believe The three others passed in the 1700's . I really would like to clean the wood. This was in homes over the years with wood burning stoves and smokers. All of that dry heat smoke and nicotine has done a number on the wood finish. I took off the hood to repair the door and one of the uprights on the side was loose so anoth repair there was due. Someone in the past had glued it with duco cemet and it was layered over and over because it just would not stick. I used water to soften the old glue and patience. Lots of patience. It is going to take some research and some time to get there but I will do it.
      Last edited by Hoss; 10-01-2018, 03:18 PM.
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        • #6
          Awesome piece of history Hoss. I’m sure you will preserve it well. Thanks for sharing.

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          • #7
            Awesome piece Matt. Looks like your friend knew who to give it to. Can't wait to see the cleaned up pics.
            Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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            • #8
              Wow! That is an amazing clock!
              "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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              • #9
                pictures of the words on the clock face. I inverted the colors to try and bring out any underlying shadows. Anyone have any idea ? I thought that said Merchandine I am wrong for sure. Click image for larger version

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                • #10
                  H. Anderson Kincardine
                  Boom

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                  • Hoss
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                    Thank you Tom That is awesome the one at this link looks more like mine the swans at the top of the hood look the same . The one here is missing the finial if it was present this thing would be 88" tall. https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/a...c-a4340119de21

                  • Tam
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                    Nailed it

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                  Cool old Clock Matt!

                  There is or was a clock shop were a man refurbishes and sales old clocks in the antique district in Clinton. Very interesting shop with every kind of clock imaginable, coo coos and many old standup clocks in his store front. Next time your down this way you should check it out. Guy was really nice to talk to and very knowledgeable it seemed. Just letting you know in case you need a part or advice, that would be the place to go.
                  Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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                  • Hoss
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                    I actually have to go down to Clinton for City Glass to get a new glass for the dial door.

                  • Kyflintguy
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                    Yep on the same street as Clinton city Glass, about midways... Been a while since I've been there but worth looking into.

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                  That’s pretty nice Hoss! It will be very cool to get it running again
                  Gary

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                  • #13
                    Hey Matt that's one sweet gift man I can see how u can get psyched up preserving it ...awesome project man

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                    • #14
                      Matt that is truly a nice piece of history . I know you will be able to clean up the wood no problem . I actually have a Girlfriend that is a helecopter mechanic and she just loves to repair clocks . I know there are many like her out there that will have that prize humming . Love your idea about the plaque and keeping the history going cool .
                      Remeber the song we sang in school on the playground .
                      Ring around the Roses ? Same concept as the other song .

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