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    Please ID this Clock French ID help, please, for this "Giant" French carriage clock

    Thanks for replying, zedric. The movement was taken out, but not by me. It had no marks. The winding arrow is similar to some makers', but not completely alike. It's such a strange and unusually-shaped case that I hoped someone might recognise the style, but probably not. The retailer was Edward...
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    Please ID this Clock French ID help, please, for this "Giant" French carriage clock

    I have this Giant French carriage clock in a very unusual case with 'bamboo' columns and a balustrade on top. It is around 9 1/4 inches high. Very good quality and extremely heavy at 3.9 kgs. Does anyone know the maker? It has some aspects of certain makers, but I can't pin it down. Thanks in...
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    Suggestions for repairers of spelter near NY 10576-2109, please! French Mantel clock

    Re: Suggestions for repairers of spelter near NY 10576-2109, please! French Mantel cl Thanks for your reply, which I have just seen. Some photos were sent, but they were very vague and out-of-focus..... I managed to reach an agreement with the buyer, so all was well in the end (although I was...
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    Suggestions for repairers of spelter near NY 10576-2109, please! French Mantel clock

    Re: Suggestions for repairers of spelter near NY 10576-2109, please! French Mantel cl Sorry for the late reply, and thanks for the advice!
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    Suggestions for repairers of spelter near NY 10576-2109, please! French Mantel clock

    I recently shipped a French mantel clock from the UK to USA and (despite my terrific packaging...) the buyer says that it has arrived with four broken pieces, one of which is a leg. I am really hoping for suggestions of someone she can take it to in New York area for repair - hopefully not too...
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    Dent repeating alarm clock

    Thanks very much for all the replies. I don't know anything about repairing clocks (I have someone who services them for me), but I have had hundreds of French carriage clocks pass through my hands over the years (mostly dating from the late 19th - early 20th century) and this does not look...
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    Dent repeating alarm clock

    Re: Dent Watch Serial Numbers Thanks for your reply.
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    Dent repeating alarm clock

    Re: Dent Watch Serial Numbers Either no-one has replied to my post, or I don't know how to see them:). Never mind......
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    Dent repeating alarm clock

    Moved here from the Watches Forum Hi, I have a Dent drum-shaped, pull-cord repeating carriage clock with alarm (platform escapement). The address is faded, but reads Cockspur Street and the serial number is 1189. I was thinking around 1845-50, but I don't have the book mentioned to help me...
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    Carriage clock sounding hour strike on half hour & vice versa

    Anyone have an idea of age? I was thinking around 1870-80? Thanks for your help.
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    Carriage clock sounding hour strike on half hour & vice versa

    Hi David, Thanks a lot for your reply. I have looked the term up on the web and it seems similar except they say that on a Dutch striking clock the half hour strikes the number of the next hour, and this clock strikes the number of the previous hour (i.e. at 5.30 it will strike 5 times)...
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    Carriage clock sounding hour strike on half hour & vice versa

    I am hoping this will contain photos:
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    Carriage clock sounding hour strike on half hour & vice versa

    Hello Mike, Thanks for your reply. I have had it for a week now and it has been like that from the start. Like yourself, I'm not sure if it is wrong or not - I don't suppose there are rules to say which sound goes with the hour and which with the half hour! Since I am not very up on clocks I...
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    Carriage clock sounding hour strike on half hour & vice versa

    Hi Stephen, Thanks for your reply. Yes, I mistyped Brevete! I think it basically means "patented". The reason I think the strikes may be the wrong way round is that the sound on the half hour sounds more like the usual hour noise; i.e. deeper and more resonant. I forgot to say that the clock...

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