Tools and Materials For Sale

If you're interested in buying any of the items featured here, please contact me.

I also supply clock keys of all descriptions and sizes.

Nylon clock line by the metre

'Imitation gut' line - this is NOT Perlon but a multi-core line with a mesh-weave sheath (all in one extrusion). It is designed for stringing squash racquets! When a weight is put on it this will get a bit longer but will revert to its original length when the weight is removed, unlike the old nylon lines which continue to stretch all the time they are under load, and stay stretched when the weight is removed.
This is my normal choice of line for all longcase and fusee clocks...

It is 1.25mm diameter & weighs in at 9.5 gm for the 21-foot length (which is what most shops sell as enough for 2 sides of a longcase) or aproximately 1.5gm/meter, though personally I use 3 metres for each side of a longcase - saving ~20cm each side, nearly half a metre/clock! Fusee's come in different shapes, but a typical Victorian one will need ~ 1.5m.


£0.55 per meter


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Phosphor-bronze clock line by the metre

Phosphor-bronze clock line, 1.4mm diameter. Designed and made specifically for clocks, it has the advantage over steel wire lines that it is softer than brass and therefore will not mark it, but steel wire does.
It weighs 64 gm for a 21-foot length (which is what most shops sell as enough for 2 sides of a longcase) or just over 10gm/meter.

Personally I use 3 metres for each side of a longcase - saving 8" or about 20cm each side - nearly half a metre/clock! Fusee's come in different shapes, but a typical Victorian one will need ~ 1.5m.


£3.15 per meter


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Nylon-coated steel wire clock line by the metre

Nylon-coated steel wire line, at 0.75mm diameter this is a thin line, but is plenty strong enough for almost any domestic clock. With a breaking strain of 75lb it has a 'safe working load' of 25lb on each line (down to the pulley and back up to the seatboard) so it's good for at least 50 lbs - far more than any domestic clock would need.

It weighs 13.6 gm for a 21-foot length (which is what most shops sell as enough for 2 sides of a longcase) or 2.15gm/meter. Personally I use 3 metres for each side of a longcase - saving 8" each side, or almost half a metre per clock! Fusee's come in different shapes, but a typical Victorian one will need ~ 1.5m.
At this weight you can get enough for quite a few longcase clocks in a jiffy bag at standard 'large letter' rate, so (as of Oct 2018) P & P is £1.50 for 2nd class or £1.75 1st class.


£2.00 per meter


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