Visit our shop units at Fountain Antiques, High Street, Honiton
My children call me a clock anorak, although that may be true, I prefer 'enthusiast !'
All types of clocks, antiques and collectables and interesting items including lighting bought & sold Clocks bought in any condition check Ebay 'clocktony' for more clocks Repairs & services undertaken Local house clearances undertaken (Devon) Clock & Antique buying trips to France arranged
For helpful hints to setting up and maintaining your clock see separate page
Clock & Antique finding Trip to Normandy France from £30 per person B & B Plus discount on your ferry crossing ( Brittany Ferries)Wednesday; Huge Trade fair at Le Mans (2,000 stalls) Book now only a Few Places left. please use the contact form below to book.
A real bargain Kate
Kate Bliss and Charlie Ross from BBC's 'Bargain Hunt make a purchase
'Brachers' from antique Road Trip and Casualty star
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If you are looking for a particular type of clock we undertake research to find it for you. We always have time to give advice and help.
Here are some of our clocks & accessories on offer. Clock suspensions £1.07 plus 90p postage These are the spring rods on which the pendulum hangs. These often get broken. A new suspension will bring your old clock back to life again.
A really nicely made, basic, but effective Test Stand for Clock Movements. Especially good for french drum movements. I have been using one like this for years. It works well, but as a precaution I anchor it to the bench, or place a heavy weight for stability. £25.99 plus £4.65 postage to mainland UK addressses Please use the contact form to order. Paypal accepted (email@example.com)
Long Case Clock movement Test Horse/ Stand
A well made Long case movement horse/ test stand of wood construction.
flat packed – easy to put together - pre-drilled holes–screws provided.
‘A really useful engine ‘, as the Fat Controller would say ! (Thomas the Tank Engine ) See Featured article in 'Clocks magazine'Jan 2012
£78.00 plus £15.99 postage to mainland Uk addresses
"I've just the bargain for you Tim !" (Tim Wanacott from TV's Bargain Hunt)
A superb 8 day brass faced Long case Clock by John Thompson, one of the famous family of master clockmakers of Darlington. John made clocks up until around 1886. This design is consistent with clocks made in the 1860's or slightly earlier. £1,400 sold
(Sold)A Rare 1900 Constant Force Rolling Ball Clock for restoration. This clock was the centre piece in the Horolier's Shop in Brecey in Normandy. When the shop was sold it was put into storage. It is mostly complete and the mechanism is 'back winding', so that it can be wound in the shop window. £5,850. for more pictures and details please use the contact form. (Sold)
The West Point International Antiques Fair Exeter
A beautiful French Vineyard Clock. These clocks have an 8 day movement striking on the hour. The dial surround has detailed mother of pearl cartouches and other decoration. One like this can be viewed working at Honiton in our unit at The Fountain Antiques £180 (sold)
Jaeger Le Coutre Atmos Clock
A beautiful Jaeger Le Coutre Atmos Clock. This mechanism works through changes in atmospheric pressure. It is virtually silent and is the nearest thing to 'perpetual motion' you will find. £965 (sold)
A Superb French Comtoise Longcase clock
We have 2 in stock at the moment the one pictured above is an 8 day repeater with grid iron compensating pendulum with nice decoration to the case. It is in full working condition- we can also arrange delivery and set up in Devon or Somerset- £390 Sold A second smaller comtoise with a plain fruit wood case is also available.(picture on request)
An unusual Art Deco Vineyard clock, glass fronted with ceramic face.
8 day duration striking the hours. A very impressive clock. £185 sold
We have a number of 'projects' for the enthusiast, barometers, clocks and other items like this mercury barometer, thermometer and weather station with silvered dial.
A superb water clock by the famous scupltor Frank Roper displayed outside our Taunton shop
Frank Roper, who died in 2003, was trained by Henry Moore and before he retired, was head of the Faculty of Art at Cardiff University. An exhibition of his work is on show at Llandaff Cathderal. He spent his retirement at his cliff top home at Penarth, where he made this clock. The clock is on display at Taunton outside the shop. Not for sale