Lantern clocks bought and sold

Brian Loomes Antique Clocks

Brian & Joy Loomes

Calf Haugh Farmhouse
Pateley Bridge, Harrogate
North Yorkshire HG3 5HW
England

Tel: +44 (0)1423 711163 - 9.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. - otherwise answerphone
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We have 11 pages of clocks for sale on the web site, a large archive of sold clocks, and over 118 articles by Brian Loomes on clock collecting, clockmakers and clock care and identification. For more information, please click the links on the right.

Winners of the 2001 BACA award for excellence under the category of specialist clock dealers, judged on 1. quality of service, 2. consistent quality of stock, 3. depth of knowledge.

Antique Clocks

Clock how-tos

Care, maintenance and identification of antique clocks
How to assemble and set up your pendulum clock | How to look up the maker of your clock
How to set the calendar dial of your clock | How to set the moon dial on your clock
Finding out about your antique clock | Our service for locating a clock by a specific named maker or ancestor
British clock types

Finding out about your antique clock: identification/valuation/appraisal

FINDING OUT ABOUT YOUR ANTIQUE CLOCK – I can help you.

You cannot expect to identify your clock by typing the maker's name into a search engine and hoping someone will provide you with the answer free of charge.

If you have a clock you wish to find out more about - this is a professional service I offer, for which the fee is £50.00 sterling.

In Great Britain we do not have the 'accredited appraiser' system operated in the United States. My qualifications for doing this consist of 50 years' experience (yes half a century) in buying and selling clocks. In that time I have undertaken my own original researches in ancient records into clocks and clockmakers, the results of which are published in some thirty reference books I have written about clocks. My wife and I were winners in 2001 of the BACA award for excellence based among other things on depth of knowledge of the subject. I was also presented with the exceptionally unusual award of an Honorary Fellowship of the British Horological Institute for services to horology. I am starting to get used to it now!

This service covers one of several aspects. Let me know which one you want.

  1. VALUATION

    A clock has several values, and I need to know which value you require. For insurance purposes you need to know what it would cost to replace it with one of similar age, quality, type, and your insurers will want a statement of its 'replacement value' from a recognised professional. Your insurance company will insist on a serious, written valuation by an accredited or recognised valuer, and this is what I can supply.

    If you want to know its selling value, this is quite a different figure.

    To be able to value it, I need to know which value you want.

    I can value your clock for you, including carrying out an identification of its age, the maker's known working dates and an appraisal of the clock's genuineness, its insured value or its selling value, provided it is a British-made clock of serious age - that is over a hundred years old. I don't usually undertake valuations of foreign clocks, but you can always ask.

  2. APPRAISAL, AUTHENTICATION AND HISTORY

    If you simply want to know the age of your clock, whether it is genuine, the maker's known details, and any other information of a historical nature that we can uncover about the clock or its maker, then I can provide that.

  3. A CLOCK YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING

    If you are thinking of buying a particular clock and would like an opinion as to its genuineness or value, I can probably help you. I would need to see detailed images. Have a word as to how to go about this.

I NEED TO SEE

For a longcase clock I would need to see a photograph of the whole clock plus a head-and-shoulders such as will reveal detail of the dial and hood. For most purposes this is adequate, but to investigate genuineness I will need images of the mechanics too. If I need more I will come back to you. Images can be sent to me by email if you prefer. Just send images as single jpeg attachments of reasonable size (about 1 MB each). Please do not email photographs in 'packages', 'boxes'. 'parcels', 'photoclubs' or bizarre systems. Email me at 'brian@brianloomes.com'.

PAYMENT

FOR THIS SERVICE I CHARGE A SET FEE OF £50 STERLING (currently $100 US), regardless of value. I am afraid I don't carry out valuations free of charge.

Post me a cheque payable in sterling to 'B. Loomes' drawn on a UK branch of any bank. (If this is difficult for overseas clients, then send me an email and I will suggest other methods of payment.) Post cheque to: Brian Loomes, Calf Haugh Farmhouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 5HW, England.

We regret we cannot take payment by any form of debit or credit card, direct bank transfer or Paypal.

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Care, maintenance and identification of antique clocks
How to assemble and set up your pendulum clock | How to look up the maker of your clock
How to set the calendar dial of your clock | How to set the moon dial on your clock
Finding out about your antique clock | Our service for locating a clock by a specific named maker or ancestor
British clock types


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Our valuation/identification/appraisal service costs £50 (currently $100 US)
Full price list of clocks sent on request