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    Can you identify this maker ??

    ....did find a Jakob Schrafl (uhrmacher Innsbruck) again in 1854 directory...hard to tell if initial is a J or F but probably related..what's the odds
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    Can you identify this maker ??

    Thanks Ronnie ..Just found maker as far back as an 1843 Austrian trade directory
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    Can you identify this maker ??

    ...also found a F Schrafl uhrmacher in an Austrian 1850-1851 trade directory..most likely it's an F not a J
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    German clock logo identification ??

    ...the clock I am looking at looks very similar in style to the one pictured in the middle except in 2 weight version....Well done !!
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    German clock logo identification ??

    Looking to possibly purchase a stunning c1880 German 2 weight regulator. Does anyone recognize this manufacturer logo (and age by serial number) if possible ??
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    Another Craigslist find - Waterbury

    Sure...I call it the clockroom :)
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    Another Craigslist find - Waterbury

    What I do is say "it's for you, honey"...she doesn't get it but makes her laugh and then I go buy it. They never understand the "buy of a lifetime" line..it's like them explaining shoe purchases to guys. Remember...It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission Good luck
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    Gustav Becker

    Well done !!
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    French Portico clock case

    Agreed...but now to Ajay who has a movement and needs a case..at least he is going to resurrect a relic from days gone by and enjoy the process of restoration/improvement. At least there will be some good coming from the "butchers"
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    Gustav Becker

    I'm also a fan of a good brass cleaning and polish, case waxing, etc. as mentioned above. Then as the patina develops, it becomes "original to me" patina vs. crud from decades of abuse. It doesn't take long for a nice slightly used patina to develop which is both warm and clean. Just my .02
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    My new Late Biedermeier just arrived !!!

    I imported it from the UK !!:o
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    My new Late Biedermeier just arrived !!!

    isn't that the truth !!:cuckoo:
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    French Portico clock case

    Ajay...PM sent with dimensions
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    French Portico clock case

    Ajay, I'll send you info later in the day..I'll PM you specs..You'll have to show us the finished project :)
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