Project number 1 – 1939 SM&Co small mantle clock.

I recently acquired this SM&Co small mantel clock.  The poor old thing is in slightly worse for wear condition. The solve ring on the dial has completely gone and at some point red paint was applied to the dial as there are remnants in the crown etching.  The movement is also grubby.  The case is however in great condition so I am going to carry out my first restoration and have the clock overhauled.  I will re silver the dial, clean and service the movement and re build.  I will pop on some pictures soon of the restored clock.  In the meantime here are some ‘before’ pictures. 



Present from the new Mrs Bell

In her panic to order me a pocket watch for my wedding present, the better half bought me two Air Ministry watches. The first one here is a pocket watch produced by Pringle in 1941 as denoted by the stores reference code stamped on the clock reverse. The AM and crown motif is also present.  The 6E reference indicates that this watch was supplied to ground engineers.  

The watch is missing its glass and doesn’t work at the moment but this is something that will be rectified.  A lovely little watch which made me smile.


Wedding Bells for the Buttons

Well after two years of planning and excitement myself and the better half were finally joined in matrimony and the amazing Aynhoe Park.  Pictures will follow as soon as Kate Hopewell-smith our photographer gets our pics ready but as a snippet here are a few of the venue and yip you guessed it, even an RAF mantel clock made an appearance.