Here is my first Torrington clock with an east west movement made by Norris North. Problem is, it did not come with a movement. Lucky for me, this did come with a fantastic dial. Finding the movement should present too much trouble. Finding a dial for this would have been next to impossible. I feel very fortunate to now own this one. The clock is missing the movement weights and hands, but is otherwise complet and in very good unrestored condition
The splat on this clock is simply the best. I’ve never seen another one like it. It is clearly the same vintage as the rest of the clock and looks totally authentic with the same age crazing as the columns
This view shows the original splat and glue blocks still in place
The base appears to be solid cherry which I believe never had veneer installed on it.
Column Cleaning now under way
Here is a close up of the lower corner of the clock. As stated above, the Base appears to be made of Cherry. The stenciling on the lowest 1.5 inched of the columns appears to have a more brownish appearance that makes me think the base paint was a different color here. The upper most portion of the columns is like this too.
Here is the Norris North clock now with the restoration complete
I have been extremely fortunate and lucky to have already found a type 5 movement for this clock. This picture shows the Norris North clock re-assembled with side rails and movement installed in the case. I found a spare set of vintage hands and have placed them on the clock for now.
The correct movement is now mounted in the case
The dial is very high quality and should clean up very nicely
The dial was very dirty. This shows cleaning halfway complete by simply using Gojo and a washclothe.
Dial cleaning now complete, this was the easy part of the restoration