If you are interested in antique clocks and would like to learn more about them, why not take a look at the website of the Antiquarian Horological Society.
We attend meetings of the Northern Section of the Antiquarian Horological Society (AHS). These are held monthly in Sale, south west Manchester. New members are always welcome. For a calendar of events and a summary of our meetings, click Northern Section.
The Society has an interesting blog which contains short, illustrated articles on a wide range of horological subjects. Click the link here to open the latest content and all archived content. One blog entitled A Clock Striking Thirteen by Antiquarian Horology Editor, Peter de Clercq discusses the occurrence of clocks which strike thirteen and mentions one we found on our researches into turret clocks by William Leigh.
If you wind or look after a turret clock, good advice can be gained from Chris McKay’s revised and enlarged Turret Clock Keeper’s Handbook, Click the title to open a pdf which gives a summary of the handbook’s content and a link to Amazon.
If you have a turret clock in need of repair, or if you like looking at old turret clocks, take a look at some of the projects on the Cumbria Clock Company‘s website. They have worked on clocks at Hampton Court Palace, Salisbury Cathedral and Dover Castle, to name but a few. The latter is now on display in the Science Museum, London.
If you have an old clock in a wooden case which requires restoration, look at Chris Ayres‘ website. Chris has done many fantastic restorations and repairs for us. He is passionate about cabinet making and is very interested in antique clock cases.
The clock made by the Joyce company for Chester Cathedral and the old carillon, which have resided for many years on the floor of the Addleshaw Bell Tower, are being returned to the main tower as part of a special project.
The Joyce Factory on Station Road, Whitchurch is home to Trevanion auctioneers. The building was converted to suit its role as an auction house, but the Joyce name on the front of the building and the clock dial and mechanism have been retained.
Far from home, but an interesting website is Parker Time, a horological retailer and restoration service in Sydney, new South Wales.
If you are interested in regulator clocks, The Regulator Clock Company‘s website is a good place to look. They specialise in precision regulator clocks from the early 19th century through to the modern day. Alternatively you may prefer a British handmade longcase precision regulator clock, built by today’s craftsmen utilising the best available materials and components. Look at the website of Jonathan Flower Clocks.
If you need a painted arch conserving, Britton and Storey are the people to go to. Diane Storey has now restored two painted arches for us and we are delighted with the results. Their website has some stunning examples of their museum-quality work. They also conserve paintings and precious documents.