F.W. Elliott Ltd History
F. W. Elliott of London clocks range from the timepiece Elliott clocks, through strike Elliott clocks to full Westminster and Whittington chiming Elliott clocks. Each Elliott clock has been hand made to a high specification and has an eight-day mechanical movement, making them one of the best clocks in the world.
Golden Rules For Collectors
You do not have to be a squirrel to be a collector, but it would probably help. Every collector is an individual and thus each collection is unique. Because of this is therefore not possible to give a definitive set of rules for collecting but at Rarity4u we have produced a general guideline to assist all collectors of all ages.
Gun Carriage Tradition
The gun carriage carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at the state funeral procession on Monday 19 September was hauled by Royal Navy sailors, but it was not always the case.
Stolen Powder Horn
An oxen gunpowder container made in 1757 and stolen more than 60 years ago from a Detroit-area museum has been returned.
Collecting Brass & Copper
Traditionally country antique dealers stocked a good selection of brass and copper articles. In London alone there are shops given over almost exclusively to them. And yet at present, unless an article can be proved to be of earlier date than 1600 it is unlikely to have very great value. So you could start collecting brass and copper now quite easily and perhaps your heirs will ultimately reap the benefit.
How Not To Polish A Metal Item
Most people choose not to polish a piece, based on the amount of work involved. Modern environment friendly metal polishes reduce re -polishing to a minimum and thus the amount of work involved.
Metal Polishing Myths
What is good metal polishing practice?
Is it true that the metal polishing industry deliberately perpetuates some of the myths and bad practices? In some cases perhaps, whilst in other cases it may just be common errors of judgement.
It is now possible to discover why brass and copper crack and why some polishes will deteriorate by themselves in good environments.
All will be explained so be ready to see some interesting facts.