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Unusual find.

Post by bobbee » June 24th 2017, 1:02am

Spotted in the window of a local charity shop today.




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Low (£2!) price and attractive with the teeny tiny shells, which are only 4-5mm across, so I paid my money and took it home.
Opened it up, and inside it was hallmarked "A.G.R." for Robert Pringle & Sons, also the acorn and leaves for Chester imported, and the date letter "G" for 1907/08.




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I might try to find a nice 13''' movement (only 1 1/2 inch case) and dial to fit inside, but honestly someone made a lovely job with those shells, so I may leave it as is.

Cheers, Bob.
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Re: Unusual find.

Post by biglove » June 24th 2017, 5:19am

Well that's a cool find.
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Re: Unusual find.

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » June 24th 2017, 9:59am

This is really cool the way it is, but I always love seeing if I can find a nice set of innards so that it re-fulfills its original purpose. (Of course, I've only done that with vintage and antique radios, so you may want to take my input with a very large grain of salt...) Congrats on a really very cool find! 8-)
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » June 24th 2017, 12:05pm

Great find, mate!

One thing- wasn't the maker's mark A.G.R. for Arthur George Rendell?
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