A. W. Firth Antique Restorations, Antique Clocks & Barometer sales, Glossop, Derbyshire.
This website was last updated 4th-January-2017.
The above pictures show a dial and case of two separate clocks before and after restoration
The dials shown are the same item, except for re-placing the centre seconds hand and father time in the arch, the movement has now been returned to its former state as an automaton, as it was meant to be when the clock was first made.
This oak/mahogany cross banded and chequered inlay case, is also the same item, before and after it's restoration, see the John Stanyer article under Long case clocks.
Who we are
A W Firth Restorations, are a small, independent antique clock/barometer and furniture restorers based in Hadfield, Derbyshire. We specialize in and carry out all our own antique clock restorations to movements, clock cases, cabinet restoration, silver & painted dials, and many other types of general repairs.
Restoration products & clock hands
Many of the Restoration Products that we use on a regular basis in our own workshop we now manufacture ourselves and are available, please view them on this printable PDF File where you will find most of our items listed, + over 67 different sizes and designs of steel and brass clock hands for all types of antique clocks, and over 100 various tools, keys and accessories, all of which can be ordered in one of several ways.
To place an order: email Andrew directly leaving your Tel contact No @ firstname.lastname@example.org for any Tel Orders and or enquiries please contact one of the following Tel Nos, 07795550908 or 07967557651 or if you prefer to place an order directly, please go to awf- clocks on eBay, click "Items for sale" and here you will see all our latest items.
We now also supply many renewable Barometer parts and accessories such as broken mercury thermometers/mercury tubes, glass weights, architectural and swan neck tops etc, for all enquiries please use any of the contact methods above.
Antique Items for Sale and what we do
If what you are looking for is not listed please contact us as we may be currently restoring an item similar to your requirements or otherwise be able to help you.
Please take a look at the picture gallery on the before and after page, hopefully you will then have a better idea of what we are capable off, we also like to think that nothing is beyond hope, our experience with furniture restoration can also be seen here with the furniture and wall panelling restoration carried out for & on behalf of the Royal Lancashire Fusiliers Bury Lancashire.
Using the calendar below you will now be able to set your moon phase dial to the correct position, don't forget depending on where you live in the world to make the alteration, Northern or Southern Hemisphere.
Knowing other Trades
A very good friend of mine Ben Naylor is the proprietor of Jack Badger Joinery, Glossop, which was formed in 2009, since then, they have carried out many prestigious aspects of work which can be seen here, Jack Badger Carpentry and Masonry, have a browse, I can assure you, you will not be disappointed.
Frances England also a very good friend of ours for some time now, and has a small cottage industry by the name of England's Magic we thought you might like to be introduced to this fascinating workmanship, it really is quite magical take a look and see for yourself.
All enquiries you may have regarding your own items, please use the contact page , even send a picture if you like so that we can have a better idea of what you may have and let's see if we can help.