Dwarf Tallcase - daleandtamra

Dwarf Tallcase

Dwarf Tallcase

Oak, height 62".

Very hard to figure this clock out. Case is of crude construction, definitely old with great patina and square nails. Dial has a 5" chapter ring and is silvered brass, beautiful. Dial and movement could be original as they are the right size. But a previous repair hacker made a lot of bad restorations; new seat board that places the movement too low and far forward, pendulum modified from a full size tallcase, and the bell attached to the movement with a stove bold. Not pretty. Fortunately the original parts were not altered, so great candidate for restoration. And the striking movement runs great.

Word has it that dwarf tallcases are rare and collectible. Have some information? Please let us know.

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