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    Purpose of Tab

    Thank you all guys for that insight
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    Purpose of Tab

    Hi all - could anyone tell me the function of this metal tab. The watch is Russian, Vostok brand.
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    Ansonia Gravity Clock - broken track

    Thank you Dick for the brass recommendation and Jerry for those detailed instructions - doesn't look like an easy fix - I was hoping that you would recommend superglue:emoji_relaxed: Good to know that they have this inherent weakness as I was beginning to believe that mine must have been an...
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    Ansonia Gravity Clock - broken track

    Hi all, I have an Ansonia Gravity Clock. Unfortunately, one of the track columns that the clock travels down has split in two. Could anyone suggest how I might fix this. From the day I purchased the clock, the tracking columns have been problematic, never seemingly in parallel - therefore...
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    New Haven Steeple - Ballpark Date of Production

    Well thank you all, that seems to narrow it down to late 1860s. The use of the label as part of the dating method is intriguing. So that brings me to a follow on query. On page 55 of the EJ Tyler book on American clocks there is an image of an Ansonia steeple. The label layout, font and...
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    New Haven Steeple - Ballpark Date of Production

    The label was printed by "J.H. Benham & Son, Printers, New Haven Conn"
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    New Haven Steeple - Ballpark Date of Production

    Thanks for those helpful responses Urhalt & Steven. As suggested, here are the images Steven. Dimensions are as follows: Height, circa 19 &1/2" (~50 cm); Width (at base) 10" (~25.4 cm); Depth (at base) 4 1/8" (~10.5 cm).
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    New Haven Steeple - Ballpark Date of Production

    Hi all, just acquired this New Haven Gothic Steeple. Its main features are the winding holes are situated below the chapter ring; the door is opened/closed via a twisting tab rather than a button; its pedestal is plain without any contours. I am going to guess late 19th C, maybe 1870s?? A...
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    Wiltic - looking for info

    I have a Wiltic cuckoo clock which is clearly one of the bakelite cuckoo clocks that were designed and manufactured by the Serdobsk Clock factory in Penzaskaya district of Russia. Serdobsk clocks are usually branded as Mayak (Majak), the Russian word for Lighthouse - so that is one identifiable...
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    Does a Specific Caliber/Calibre movement always equate to a single size?

    Thank you Doug for that succinct reply; it is very helpful. Can you give me your thoughts on the following. Am I correct in saying that calibre FHF 974 is officially an 11 & 3/4 ligne? If this is the case, is it correct to describe what seems like the exact same model but of smaller diameter...
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    Does a Specific Caliber/Calibre movement always equate to a single size?

    Apologies - I don't know much about Swiss watches or indeed any watches. Just wondering whether caliber/calibre refers solely to a specific movement of a singular size or does it refer to a specific movement that can be produced in several sizes? (I am assuming that a watch movement can be...
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    Colour restoration? for thuya burl veneer

    Thank you guys for that . I will try both of your recommendations. How does this coin operation work? - basically by preventing a wire from blocking the balance via the raising/lowering of a lever with a locking wheel. See here: http://www.musee-horloger-lorris.fr/crbst_50.html
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    Colour restoration? for thuya burl veneer

    Hi all, I have a 1930s coin-operated french mantel clock, La Pendastrava, type A. I believe its facade is of thuya burl. However, I have noticed that the colour seems very light/faded in comparison to some images online. This faded facade seems to be very common. I noticed though that at a...
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    Gustav Becker - any information available on this particular model?

    Not following you clearly Tarant - were Grand Sonnerie produced in any quantity at Braunau relative to Freiburg and were they produced there (Braunau) before or after 1884? Chimeclockfan and Tarant - the only other photos that I received include the movement side view and a slightly more close...
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    Gustav Becker - any information available on this particular model?

    Hi all, These photo were sent to me via a mobile phone - any ideas on what this particular three train Gustav Becker model name is and where it would have been manufactured? Were all GB clocks manufactured in Silesia? Apparently this one dates to 1875 and certainly looks like a high-end Becker...
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    Movement Manufacturer ID - help needed.

    Hi Albra, I queried that logo with the Kieninger Clock Company. They were very helpful through their sales representative, Annalena Wuhrer, who confirmed that it is indeed a representation of a hand-grenade (and an escape wheel). She received the information ultimately from Rudolf...
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    Kochmann book on Hamburg-American Clock Company

    Thank you Albra, I will check it out, but what is wrong with the 2012 edition?
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    Kochmann book on Hamburg-American Clock Company

    Thank you Fortunat - I will check it out. Best wishes for the New Year. Centame
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    Movement Manufacturer ID - help needed.

    Thank you Albra and Steven for your input. I agree Steven that the description is very vague but it was all I had to go on. It was a case of posting on the flimsy off chance that the description might have twigged something in someone's mind. That logo that you show Albra is certainly...
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    Kochmann book on Hamburg-American Clock Company

    Great to hear that Gisela is still at the museum in Schramberg. One thing I had wished to do was to visit the museum and perhaps similar offerings in other Black Forest towns. My major problem is that I hardly speak any German. I just wonder (and I know that I am veering way off books...