Sunday, 7 February 2016

Sunday.


I don't know if anyone remembers, but a week or three ago your blogger was having a winge about the fact that there don't seem to be as many early clocks craving the attention of a keen antiquarian Horologist as there used to be. Well, since then the situation seems to have picked up a bit, and I've been hard at work on the work bench on them both. They are both simple Black Forest clocks, mainly built of wood.  Wooden plates, wheel arbours, etc., and both fairly unsophisticated artifacts. Both, too, are quite attractive in their simplicity.  Both are now ticking away again, but there's a good deal of work to be done still, mainly of a cosmetic nature.

I've also got what sounds like an early (circa 1660-70) flintlock pistol in the offing requiring fairly major restoration.  So I'm now potentially quite busy again - for the next few weeks anyway, which is the way I like things.

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                                                     Good Night, everyone.

9 comments:

Crowbard said...

I rarely complain about having too little work on 2 counts:-
Firstly I've always had more to do than I can manage. Secondly I suspect if I voiced such a complaint the world would inundate me with essential tasks that I'd prefer not to tackle.

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Rog said...

I get my good vibes and inspirational thought right here, thanks Ms Jacinto.
I think dealing with such old objects keeps one feeling comparatively young.

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you very much, Rog. You've saved me the trouble of straining me brain trying to come up with a reasonably polite answer. Shan't print the next one of that type I receive.
Thanks again, Mike.

Crowbard said...

Your blog Mike, you can edit or delete any comment you wish (even after you've posted it ~ but doing so would mean you ought to delete related comments as well to make sense). I'm sure Miss Jacinto was in such a hurry to expound her philosophy that she didn't have time to dress adequately ~ Or maybe she enjoys more clement weather than we are presently experiencing ???

Pat said...

A troll here? How dare she!
Love the clocks.

stigofthedump said...

Oooohhhh I must visit her site for more inspirational thoughts and good vibes - NOT!!!

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Pat. Always good to hear from you.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Stig. Bit thick that one (in every sense).