Here is my William B. Loomis Clock made in Wethersfield Conn. This is another restoration project bought in pieces, then put together. The case was purchased off ebay, the movement I had on hand and the dial was purchased from a friend. This case style is actually quite rare with only one other example reported at this time per articles in the NAWCC Bulletin. That example, as well as mine, were both missing the splat.
Here is a view showing all the bits ready to go back together
Here is a close up view of the Bone Knob I made for the clock. This may have been a wooden knob originally, but I chose to craft a bone know. This I turned from the stump of a deer antler.
Side shot showing the reproduction paw feet and rear feet that I turned on my lathe
Here is an image of the tablet I chose to create for this clock. It is from a Seth Thomas short drop clock and I thought very unique and appealing. Thus I chose to recreate it.
Black back ground applied to the gold leaf
Here is an image of the William B. Loomis clock with the restoration complete
The choice of an appropriate splat on this clock left room for the imagination. Should it get a Stenciled splat? Maybe…. But I used this logic: Beveled Cases similar to this from Massachusetts Makers usually had a mahogany splat. When Connecticut makers used a Mahogany Splat, they sometimes used this jester type profile. Also there is a Henry Loomis Clock (although no relation) that uses this Jester Type Splat. So will all that coming together, I chose to use this profile for the splat on this clock
This is a view of the interior of the William B Loomis clock. I used a spoked escape wheel on this movement because on the only other reported example of this clock style, it also had the escape wheel spoked.
Gold Leaf applied to the glass
The painting starting to take shape