This is the web site of Dennis Radage, Horologist.
Antique clocks are unique and reflect the true craftsmanship of their makers. They are not just functional timepieces, but antique clocks, those that are 100, 200 or 300 years old depict the stylistic trends of their period. Each clock is a “living” functional piece of antique furniture. Their constant tick is comforting and re-assuring. Each clock represents the clockmaker’s collaboration with his livery or guild peers, with his suppliers and of the cabinetmakers of the day who helped create an item of enduring beauty.
My collection of antique clocks represents some of the finest examples that span more than 300 years. I do not collect or have interest in either clocks or watches that are from the 20th century or more modern. Many of my clocks are of English origin, which is my focus. I research each clock, its makeup, age and specifications. I research the maker and take many detailed photos of each clock. I also write for several of the most popular horological journals, and lecture on British clocks throughout North America and Europe.
I don’t believe in over restoration. I believe in doing the minimum work necessary to conserve the clock’s history, uniqueness, integrity and thus value. My clocks are brought to a condition of functional reliability given only the constraints of their age, wear and previous service work.
I am a Fellow of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (FNAWCC), headquartered in Columbia, PA, USA, and a member of the Antiquarian Horological Society, headquartered in England. I am also a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, England. Please see my links to connect you with some of the leading horological sites.
For additional horological information, about clocks, please review the restoration and collecting pages of this website.