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    Grande Sonnerie Westminster Chime Clock

    You are correct. It strikes westminster on four rods on one side, then strikes the hours on two rods on the other side.
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    Grande Sonnerie Westminster Chime Clock

    I think I have pushed my limits with getting more pictures. I can tell you that the hammers pointing outward are striking on four rods on one side and two on the other. This movement is attached to a wooden seat board with a single securing screw attached at the top. The pendulum remains in the...
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    Grande Sonnerie Westminster Chime Clock

    Also there is some question as to whether it would have been made in France, Germany, or some other European country.
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    Grande Sonnerie Westminster Chime Clock

    I am just trying to get identification, possibly year. It does not show to have anyway to change melodies. I have seen clocks that resemble this one, just not one that operates such as this one.
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    Grande Sonnerie Westminster Chime Clock

    I have been able to convince my friend to remove the movement from the case on this clock. I am attaching photo's here. This clock does not repeat the hour at anytime except after playing the Westminster tune every quarter. It is running well and keeping very good time.
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    Grande Sonnerie Westminster Chime Clock

    This clock is hanging in a friends store. When he called me to help identify it I was shocked. I have and seen many grand sonnerie clocks. This one chimes westminster (traditional) every quarter. After it chimes it strikes the current hour. It is spring driven. He is reluctant to remove the...

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