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    Default Strange Clock!

    Found this unusual clock in Cajun country. Looks like a basket case right now. Looks like something is missing on top. I would guess a lion or horse or such. Cannot find name anywhere.it has a steel dial plate, but the rest is either brass or pot metal(magnet will not attach). Any ideas appreciated.
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    Default Re: Strange Clock! (By: wow)

    It reminds me of my British clock. The original movement in mine looks a lot like the one you have pictured. I'll see if I can find pictures of the old movement.

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    Default Re: Strange Clock! (By: WRabbit)

    Thanks, Jim. Would like to see that movement. Thought it might be one horse or lion etc. Never thought about rearing horses.
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    Making a little progress. Got to put on bezel and glass and find a horse or some other animal for top. Got it running. New mainspring. Rusted main arbor. Cleaned up movement. No bushings needed. I'm starting to like this crazy clock the more I work on it. Looks like it was antique gold color originally, but don't know if I should paint it or not. What do you think?
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    Default Re: Strange Clock! (By: wow)

    Were it mine, I wouldn't try painting, but would like to see a bit more sheen on it. Maybe some dark / black wax to shine it up just a little? Definitely looks nekid without it's top adornment, probably a tough piece to match for it.

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    Default Re: Strange Clock! (By: wow)

    There have been many bronze and spelter casting of the Marley horses made. If you can find one that is the size you need it might look great on your clock.
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    Default Re: Strange Clock! (By: wow)

    Quote Originally Posted by wow View Post
    Would like to see that movement.
    I bought the clock a year ago at an estate sale. The original unsigned movement works well, but the bezel is missing. I found several examples of the clock with french movements and tried a few I have.

    The case says "British Make" in raised dot letters on the rear. The dial has Foreign under the 6. My feeling is someone in England made the case and bought various movements to complete the clock.

    Here's a few shots of mine as original and married. Note: The last picture is not mine.

    I plan on putting the original movement back in the case and passing this one on at National.

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    Default Re: Strange Clock! (By: WRabbit)

    So, Jim, is that movement shown in the photo the original movement?

    Thanks Scott and Dwarve, for your suggestions. I like the idea of polish rather than paint. I'm looking for an appropriate top. Thought I would close in holes on top with JB Weld. Then mount a new top wherever the it fits best.
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