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Author Topic: Elliott & Son (London) Carriage Clock - Real or Fake?  (Read 7041 times)
SPBrewer
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« on: September 18, 2011, 05:51:00 am »

I recently purchased an Elliott & Son Carriage Clock and have learned that there are many fakes from China on the market.  How can I tell if my Clock is Real or Fake?
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 04:59:54 pm »

One simple check is to look at the pivots of the gears with the best magnifier you can get. The fit and finish on a real Elliot & Son will be superb. Was it an "all sales final" sort of deal? Suspicious, that. Finally, was it a bargain? VERY suspicious. Real Elliot and Sons are expensive, which is why there are cheap knockoffs in the first place.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 02:30:47 am »

One simple check is to look at the pivots of the gears with the best magnifier you can get. The fit and finish on a real Elliot & Son will be superb. Was it an "all sales final" sort of deal? Suspicious, that. Finally, was it a bargain? VERY suspicious. Real Elliot and Sons are expensive, which is why there are cheap knockoffs in the first place.

   Asking me to see if the fit on the pivots of the gears are superb, is like asking Hellen Keller what the sunset looks like.  I have nothing to compare it to.  Sad    It would be easy if I had an Original and a Fake to compare to, but I do not.
The sales was at an auction where all sales are final.  I bid because I liked the look of the little brass and glass clock. (It's very "Steamy".)  This one had some very heavy tarnish on the brass, which gives me a gut feel that it MAY be an original. 
    This leads me to a conundrum.  If it is an Original, I'd probably sell it Smiley, but I'd loose the little clock I like so much.  Sad    So, on one hand, I almost hope it's a copy, so that it will go into my steampunk collection.
    I'll be uploading pictures soon.  I'm still cleaning the heavy tarnish off the case.
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