Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Drop Spindle and Necklace Pendant Set No.2 - Free Shipping (US)
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Antique Timepiece (Steampunk Style) Drop Spindle and Pendant Set No.2
1-Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Drop Spindle with a rare Circa 1850 white porcelain pocket watch dial by watchmaker John Beesley mounted to a 1/8" thick acrylic disc and adorned (bottom side) with a large vintage brass clock gear and silver and stainless findings all sent onto a metallic Green Apple colored shaft.
- Weight: 1.4 ounce (40 grams),
- Whorl: Acrylic, Brass, Porcelain over copper 1/4 "thick x 2.25” (2.4mm x 57mm),
- Shaft: 3/32” dia. and 8.75” (22.2cm) overall Length
John Beesley of Liverpool, England “Railway Timekeeper” Serial No.11102:
This Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a rare white porcelain dial with multi-color locomotive and type - embellished with two antique winding gears, an escapement wheel, and ruby jewel - all coated in 2 thick layers of epoxy resin for a lifetime finish - then mounted onto an acrylic disc and a vintage 1.75" diameter clock gear and cog - accented with silver, gold plated, and stainless steel findings plated findings top and bottom.
1- Two-sided Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) pendant is made from the top plate of the same movement that belongs with the drop spindle dial. This movement plate has been fully disassembled down to the individual components - then the brass parts are spun on my lathe and a circular pattern is etched into the flat surface, which leaves a pattern that bounces the light off of the otherwise (fairly) dull 160+ year old brass. I also polish up the balance cock (ornate pierced piece on top that covers the balance wheel) and the steel balance wheel. I drill out the holes where the winding gear stem and other mounting pieces are now missing (since this is one half of the watch), and add Swarovski crystals to the holes before re-assembling and coating the finished piece with smooth and clear epoxy resin, which preserves the shine and beauty and eliminates the chance of clothes and hair from snagging in the pendant.
The reverse side of the pendant has a 1.75" vintage clock gear and a multitude of winding and drive gears and Swarovski crystal rhinestones - all coated in thick epoxy resin. The back side of the pendant has a period correct porcelain dial attached and an arrangement of vintage and antique watch parts and Swarovski crystal rhinestones. PENDANT SIZE is 1.74" (44mm) diameter/2.3" (59mm) tall with gold plated bail.
HISTORY: John Beesley of Liverpool, England “Railway Timekeeper” Serial No.11102: This is a Lever Fusee pocket watch movement that dates to around 1850. There are several examples of “Railway Timekeeper” and John Beesley Fusee watches searchable online, and an example of a higher serial number (37820) is dated to 1857. John Apleton Beesley was born in about 1830 in Liverpool, son of Richard Beesley a watchmaker. In the 1851 census John was living at home with his family at Boundary Street, Liverpool - listed as a watchmaker
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.