A. W. Firth Antique Restorations, Antique Clocks & Barometer sales, Glossop, Derbyshire.
This website was last updated 30th March 2016.
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 and independent, antique clock, barometer and furniture restorers based in Hadfield, Derbyshire, we specialize and carry out all our own antique clock restorations to movements, clock cases, cabinet restoration, silver & painted dials, and other types of general repairs.
Many of the restoration products that we use on a regular basis in our own workshop we manufacture ourselves and are available, see this PDF file where you will find most of our items listed, with more products being added on a regular basis, all of which can be ordered on eBay along with a large variety of over 55 different sizes and designs of steel and brass clock hands for all types of antique clocks, go to the following address @ awf- clocks
Antique Items for Sale and what we do
We have a range of splendid items for sale including Longcase (Grandfather) clocks, Wall clocks, American, Bracket clocks, to name but a few also Barometers, some items are being sold on behalf of our customers.
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 assist 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 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, 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.