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    dtm
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    Default French Marble Clock???

    Hello, trying to I.D. a clock. Movements stamped S Marti et Cie. Medaille de Bronze. Movement has #1834 and pendulum #1834 and initials R. A. Also on the movement in a rectangular box the letters CJ over top of CC. The clock itself is of heavy marble (20-30 lbs). Please help I.d> and date Thanks.

    French Marble Clock

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    dtm
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    Default French Marble Clock??? (RE: dtm)

    Hello, trying to I.D. a clock. Movements stamped S Marti et Cie. Medaille de Bronze. Movement has #1834 and pendulum #1834 and initials R. A. Also on the movement in a rectangular box the letters CJ over top of CC. The clock itself is of heavy marble (20-30 lbs). Please help I.d> and date Thanks.

    French Marble Clock

    Edited to insert picture url from additional post for the purposes of consolidation into one thread

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    Default French Marble Clock??? (RE: dtm)

    Hi dtm
    1840-1910, and the pendulum is original.
    Your 'marble' is Belgian Slate.
    R/A is Retard/Avance, or as they say in France, slower/faster.
    :biggrin: For more info on dating it, we need some pictures, especially of the movement.
    Mike - banned member of the throwaway society.

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    Default French Marble Clock??? (RE: dtm)

    Hi dtm,

    The info held at http://www.bhi.co.uk/hints/frenchdate.htm
    would date your movement somewhere between 1860, and 1889.

    Steve

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    Default French Marble Clock??? (RE: dtm)

    here is a pic of my Marti,
    Do they look anything alike?

    S Marti, Bronze Metal

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    Default French Marble Clock??? (RE: dtm)

    Thanks for posting, My clock is more a white/ butterscotch marble. About 10"w x 12" tall and 5" deep. I am trying to get pictures posted , so I can get some sort of value.

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    Default French Marble Clock??? (RE: dtm)

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dtm:
    Thanks for posting, My clock is more a white/ butterscotch marble. About 10"w x 12" tall and 5" deep. I am trying to get pictures posted , so I can get some sort of value. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Ah - that is real marble, then, dtm. I was assuming it was the usual black stuff - yours sounds nicer. Looking forward to the piccies!
    Mike - banned member of the throwaway society.

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    Default French Marble Clock??? (RE: dtm)

    Greetings dtm,

    I think your clock is actually onyx. It is very similar to one that I have that is onyx.

    Regards,

    Richard T.
    Best,
    Richard T.

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    Default French Marble Clock??? (RE: dtm)

    dtm just in case you don't check your other post-this is my reply.
    dtm, top-left of the message board main page
    quote:
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    Horological Discussions Only!

    Also, did you read SSWood reply?
    "Hi dtm,
    The info held at http://www.bhi.co.uk/hints/frenchdate.htm
    would date your movement somewhere between 1860, and 1889.
    Steve"
    My guess is 1880's. Much earlier clocks had silk suspension, and I also believe count-wheel strike. I'm not sure when the change started from silk to suspension spring-anyone have info on that?
    Mike C.
    aka clock whisperer

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