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Message 89418 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 16:27:57 UTC - in response to Message 89417.  

Fake. Not enough dust. ;-)
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Message 89419 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 16:34:42 UTC

It's down, enjoy the outage
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Message 89420 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 16:45:00 UTC

Happy New Year! The first outage of 2019!

Richard - Beautiful clock. I have an old grandmother clock in the garage I keep meaning to clean and fix, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe this will be the year. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Message 89421 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 16:55:35 UTC - in response to Message 89417.  

Will try and remember to get picture of the one at parent's house when up in Dundee for mum's 90th. It will be mine at some point but hoping to hold off on that for a few years longer. I guess it should be called a, "Great Grandfather Clock" as that was who built it.
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Message 89422 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 17:18:46 UTC - in response to Message 89421.  

Will try and remember to get picture of the one at parent's house when up in Dundee for mum's 90th. It will be mine at some point but hoping to hold off on that for a few years longer. I guess it should be called a, "Great Grandfather Clock" as that was who built it.

Have a 6X great grandfather clock. Was made at the beginning of the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV so it has been keeping time for a while.
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Message 89423 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 17:19:10 UTC - in response to Message 89418.  

Fake. Not enough dust. ;-)
Well, it was built for dusty houses like mine, so the mechanism is housed in a plain but dustproof wooden hood. You should have seen how much dust I hoovered off that once I get it down to eye level!
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Message 89424 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 17:28:40 UTC - in response to Message 89423.  

Don't hoover any longer and I will in March. :)
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Message 89426 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 17:46:23 UTC - in response to Message 89424.  

Don't hoover any longer and I will in March. :)
Yes, you forgot to do the cornice round the lower plinth last time. But at least the hoover's handy.

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Message 89429 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 17:53:35 UTC - in response to Message 89426.  

That needs a damp lint free cloth.
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Message 89432 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 19:07:26 UTC

That indeed is a fine timepiece Richard
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Message 89433 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 19:11:06 UTC

Boinc went away for a while, it must be confused with Seti being down today.
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Message 89434 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 19:18:46 UTC - in response to Message 89433.  

Now if only Main's outage can be that short. :-)
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Message 89435 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 19:35:44 UTC - in response to Message 89432.  

That indeed is a fine timepiece Richard
Well, you can thank my uncle for my ability to show it to you today. He found it for sale in an antiques shop 30 or 40 years ago, and snapped it up as an impulse buy. He's looked after it since then, and decided to 'pre-bequeath' it to me while he was still mobile enough to come north and supervise its re-assembly. I drove down to London to collect it (just squeezing everything into one car load, no spare seats) and they followed by train.

I believe the style of dial - with the emphasis on the single clear minute hand - is called an 'observatory' dial, specifically designed for taking precise measurements: it would be interesting to hear Eric's comments on that. And the mechanism is also very precise, with a temperature-compensated pendulum. It's called a 'Regulator' - the master clock for a large household or institution, from which all the smaller clocks are set.

I'll try and get it started on the mark tomorrow morning, and Jord can tell you how much it's gained or lost when he visits in March.
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Message 89436 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 19:54:34 UTC

Old clocks like that either "love" or "hate" a room - if it keeps good time then it must like the room it is in.
Well done to your uncle
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Message 89437 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 20:29:23 UTC - in response to Message 89435.  
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I'll try and get it started on the mark tomorrow morning, and Jord can tell you how much it's gained or lost when he visits in March.
Which reminds me, I'll have to find someone to wind my mom's 100 year old clock while I'm away. I finally got it to run almost on time, just 3 minutes slow per week. To get there it took me from May to December of incrementing and decreasing the little adjustment ring on the pendulum. Don't want to do that again just because there's no one to wind the clock on Fridays.
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Message 89442 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 23:01:45 UTC
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6 Hours so far. Hopefully the extra length of the outage means they are doing something to improve the stability of the system.

ha just noticed boards are back. maybe it is starting to come back up??
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Message 89445 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 23:17:24 UTC - in response to Message 89442.  

Yep it's back.
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Message 89447 - Posted: 3 Jan 2019, 1:25:52 UTC

As a second thought we can put this thread away for 6 day's and the mods can take a break from their onerous duties.
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Message 89450 - Posted: 3 Jan 2019, 5:04:16 UTC - in response to Message 89447.  

As a second thought we can put this thread away for 6 day's and the mods can take a break from their onerous duties.

As a third thought, won't that be 5 days?
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Message 89454 - Posted: 3 Jan 2019, 14:35:30 UTC - in response to Message 89450.  

As a second thought we can put this thread away for 6 day's and the mods can take a break from their onerous duties.

As a third thought, won't that be 5 days?

Nah, by the time we all agree on how long it will be it will be time for it wake up again.

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