Sunday, 7 February 2016
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.
Good Night, everyone.