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    Default Help Identifying Haller Mantel Clock

    Hi, I recently purchased this Haller Clock and was wondering if anyone could tell me more about it.

    On the back door inside there isa slip of paper that gives lengthy explanation about how this is fitted with one of the finest movements, and how to use it. Inside on the bottom is a semi circle above the word Haller, and below that the word foreign, and below that is a six digit what I am guessing is a serial number, 138299.

    To the right is 12cm over 190:66

    Now on the top of the bacj movement is scratched 10w into the metal, and where the bars that mvoe to make the sounds is scratched in 12/10/54 RA. These two were not done by a machine but maybe by a clock repair person?

    On the bottom of the case etched intot he wood is the number 103, but I am guessing this isn't as relevant.

    Any help is appreciated

    Thanks

    Bill

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    Default Re: Help Identifying Haller Mantel Clock (RE: weppler1978)

    Bill, welcome to the board.

    I could tell you a lot about your (unseen) clock, because my crystal ball is
    working and running fine at the time. Alas, assumptions, nothing more.
    So, please go ahead and post some pictures of your clock and movement.
    Jurgen "tempus nostrum"

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    Default Re: Help Identifying Haller Mantel Clock (RE: soaringjoy)

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    Default Re: Help Identifying Haller Mantel Clock (RE: weppler1978)

    OK, that's something we can work with, thanks for posting.

    Your mantel clock was made by Thomas Ernst Haller AG, Schwenningen.
    It has a three train Westminster chimes movement and the scratched-in figures
    are indeed clock repairers marks. The 12cm is the pendulum length in centimeters
    measured from the pallet arbor to pendulum tip. I'm not sure about the other numbers;
    perhaps a wheel tooth count ratio.
    The clock was made for export to the UK, which is verified by the term "foreign", a
    requirement of a 1926 supplement to the British Merchandise Marks Act.
    That tells us, that the clock was not made before that year, and I would believe it is
    early 1930s, considering the hands nut.
    The dial was silvered originally. The case front is a "medium" oak, which has turned darker
    through the years. A nice burlwood finish on the back (!) side.
    There has been replacement work done on the chime rods, but I can't say, which have
    been switched.

    The clipping is from a 1931 Th. E. Haller ad.
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    Jurgen "tempus nostrum"

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    Default Re: Help Identifying Haller Mantel Clock (RE: soaringjoy)

    Wow, thanks.

    Can you tell me how many days it is?

    That was more information then I hoped for, thank you so much, you're the man!

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    Default Re: Help Identifying Haller Mantel Clock (RE: weppler1978)

    It's an eight day clock. Timesavers sells a chime rod set that sounds identical to some of these Haller's rods.
    The clock is probably very late 1920's or 1930's as suggested.
    Justin A. Olson

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    Default Re: Help Identifying Haller Mantel Clock (RE: chimeclockfan)

    If the 12cm is the pendulum length (which I am certain is correct) then I am pretty sure that the 190 will be the beats per minute. I am not sure about the 66.

    Cheers
    Walesey

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