 

COLLIN  WAGNER
successor company to BERNARDHENRI WAGNER, PARIS, FRANCE c. 1880 1890s. Two
train, pinwheel escapement, countwheel, half and hour, strike. Has a 30 second
BernardHenri Wagner gravity remontoire. 34"w x 24"h x 14"d.
I did not keep a log of hours spent
but the project was done in 1998. This was my first restoration  imagine having a Wagner
with a remontoire for the first restoration! I did not have a parts count or number
of hours spent. 

LOUIS DELPHIN ODOBEY (CADET MODEL), JURA, FRANCE, 1897 Three train, pinwheel escapement, rack
& snail quarter strike. 38.5"w x 19"h x 20"d
Project: 03/99  05/00. Total time
400 hours. Parts count 444, or 54 minutes/part, or 49 minutes without documentation. This
clock was a real basket case when I got it. I promised myself never to take on a clock in
such a deteriorated condition again. 

JOHN SMITH & SONS, CLERKENWELL, ENGLAND, c. late 1880's Two
train, Graham deadbeat escapement, rack & snail hour and half hour strike. 22"h x
18"w x 12"d.
Project: 12/01  07/02. Total time 185 hours. Parts count 393, or 47 minutes/part, or
42 minutes without documentation. 

WILLIAM POTTS, LEEDS, ENGLAND. 1900. Model No. 7. Serial
number 1278 Single train, Double,
threelegged gravity escapement (Denison). 24"w x 24"h x 24"d
Project: 07/00  10/00. Total time
130 hours. Parts count 178, or 44 minutes/part or 39 minutes without documentation. 

JOHN SMITH & SONS, CLERKENWELL, ENGLAND, 1874, Three train, Graham deadbeat escapement, rack
& snail, quarter strike. 45.75"w x 30"h x 24"d.
Project: 01/03  02/04 (there was a 5
month hiatus). Total time 325 hours. Parts count 405, or 48 minutes/part or 43 minutes
without documentation. I broke the promise I made to myself after the Odobey, this too was
in very rough condition. 

PHILLIP HORZ, ULM, GERMANY, late 1890's Two train, Graham deadbeat
escapement, countwheel, half and hour strike. Has 60 second Robin style endless
chain remontoire. 30 hour duration. 17.5"w x 18"h x 18"d.
Project: 03/04  06/04. Total time
117 hours. Parts count 247, or 28 minutes/part or 26 minutes without documentation. The
efficiency in time/part is reflected in condition, advancing technique, but mostly in the
fact that the clock is small. Less surface area for cleaning and polishing
results in less time spent. 

EDWARD KORFHAGE
and SON, BUER, GERMANY, c. 1950's Three train, Graham deadbeat escapement,
countwheel, quarter strike. Has 60 second differential style gravity remontoire. 30 hour
duration. 38"w x 55"h x 30"d.
Project: 02/05  05/06. Total time
276 hours. Parts count 579, or 29 minutes/part or 26 minutes without documentation. There
were 151 sessions averaging 1.83 hours/session. I'm getting a bit more efficient. This is
the most complex tower clock I've worked on in terms of parts and construction. 

Maker, Unknown.
Most likely a 'one off' exhibition or "engineer's" piece of English origin, c.
late 1800's. Three train, four legged gravity escapement, countwheel quarter
/rack & snail hour strike. 27"w x 30"h x 11.25"d.
This movement was not restored by me.
I was done by the same firm that is currently making a commission clock to my design. It's
instructive to compare my meager efforts to that of a true, gifted professional. 

GUGUMUS FRERES, NANCY, FRANCE, 1884 Single train,
Graham dead beat escapement, equipped with 30 second differential style remontoire.
12"w x 20"h x 11"d.
Project: 07/07  4/08. Total time 88 hours. Parts count 120, or 44 minutes/part or 39
minutes without documentation. There were 43 sessions averaging 2.04 hours/session. 








