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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    In 1996 Karl Kochmann sent me this photo of his GB Grand Sonerie Restoration. It hung on his study wall, and was his prized possession.

    Willard

    PS 10Jul2006 I'm trying to fix the link to the picture. Standby.

    I found the key to wind up this picture. It's working now.
    Willard


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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    Welcome Willard Wheaton. WWW. I attempted to access your reference to Karl Kochmann's clock and was unable to do so. :frown: Mike
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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    1) Box style, Braunau serial number 665,923: Made late 1911. Two questions: Is there a "P" number, and is the gong strike a bim-bam type? P-48, Not bim-bam, regular strike on three rods

    2) VFU Wag, Freiburg serial number 1,834,447: Made early 1905, very nice Art Nouveau example and fits the period. Thank you.

    3) Russell time only weight model, Freiburg serial number 82,212: Made 3rd quarter 1874. The movement appears to be 8-day, is that correct? Yes, it is an eight day.

    4) Tall clock, Freiburg serial number 2,105,174: Made early 1910, nice example of Arts & Crafts style that was popular at that time. Is there a "P" number? If Duck is watching, he should be able to provide info about the patent DRP 171659. No. P number. Just trademarks and serial number.

    John, Thanks for the information.

    Richard T.
    Last edited by John Hubby; 11-02-2014 at 12:18 AM.
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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    srwilson, thanks for rechecking the logos on your clocks against those I have now posted. When you get the opportunity, would really like to see photos of the backplates of both clocks to confirm the logos, as these may be the earliest documented examples. Also, could you confirm the "P" numbers on the plates?

    John Hubby

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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    John the big cathedral case one is a P 14 I know the other one is a smaller pendulum.

    I will try get pics of the logos when I have the clocks down again for dusting.

    Steve

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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    Gustav Becker Cartel Clock. I will post more tomorrow. Travis

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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    Willard, regarding Kochmann's clock do you have any photos of the back plate? Or a serial number, logo description, etc.?

    John Hubby

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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    Here are the pics of my Gustav Becker. As I said previously, this is a very large clock for its type (12 inches tall and 24 inches wide). It sits on a seatboard which is over 1 inch thick.
    .... Lofty

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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    Hi lofty,

    What does your GB play? without seeing the back, I'd guess it's a westminster, but it looks a lot like my dual chime (but is lacking the levers in the dial).

    EDIT: scratch that, just went and re-read your other post.

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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    Scottie said,
    Hmmmmm ; Gear reduction winding arbors. Must have some massive springs to need that.
    Actually not. The springs on these clocks aren't any bigger or stronger than the ones in a Kienzle or Mauthe Westminster clock. FWIW, I think the gear reduction winding was done for two reasons:

    1) Aesthetics. This allowed placing all three winding arbors inside the chapter ring, a much more pleasing effect than having holes cut in the IV, VI, and VIII numbers.

    2) Ease of winding. The slight gear reduction would make it easier to wind. I have a couple other Westminsters and they are "not" the easiest in the world to wind.

    John Hubby
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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    Posted for Steve Cunningham . A Gustav Becker 3 weight wall clock. Mike


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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    Mike, did Steve provide any particulars? Logos, Serial Number, etc?

    John Hubby

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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    Here is a list of some Gustav Becker serial numbers / dates to help date your clocks. Mike. P.S. John I emailed Steve privately to ask for serial number data etc on his clock.

    Gustav Becker serial numbers
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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    Greetings Beckerites -- Someone up there John Hubby asked about DRP 171659. It shows up on a lot of GB/VFUs, and of course provides a "not earlier than date" that can be used to snuggle (<-- a tech term) serial numbers. It was discussed in a previous MB thread.

    The important thing to note about the patent is not that it was for noiseless striking. Rather, that the effective-from date of 22 July 1904, when the protection was dated from, is NOT when the patent was officially issued, and the number assigned. This was sometime around May 1906. And this is an important difference when it comes to dating.

    All of the DRPs by the way may be downloaded through depatisnet.

    Regards, Duck

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    Default Post Your Gustav Becker clocks here (By: Mike306p/Ansoniaman)

    As a "forgot to mention" on my last comment, please also note that DRP 171659 is not dated from 8 June 1906 as has been stated on the MB elsewhere.

    This was the date that the specifications themselves were published/released/ausgegeben. The "erteilt" or issuing date -- from when the DRP number is assigned and officially noticed, is always between the effective date and the date the specifications are given out. In this case early in May.

    The differences might be small in these two dates -- patent issued and specifications given out -- but they are there and there they are.

    Regards, Duck

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