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  1. soaringjoy

    postmans clock

    The patented "revolving ball" alarm was also used in some bracket clocks with massive, full-metal movements, of which we now have two examples, see our standing LFS thread, posts # 55 ff., or click here
  2. soaringjoy

    Wooden Movement ID?

    Yepp, lots of ideas. ;) Can you post the measurements in mm or cm, please?
  3. soaringjoy

    Schottenwerk ?

    Jim, I think it's "A. Sättele", perhaps a German dealer. Back home, these fellows were called "England - Blackforesters". In this case, I believe it was Alois Sättele, clockmaker, born 1830 in Furtwangen (GER), died 1904 in Lincoln (GB). Other family members went to America and Australia...
  4. soaringjoy

    Schottenwerk ?

    Albra is right. The earlier Stollenwerks had the pendulum crutch outside the movement and the name-giving "pegs" kept it away from the wall. Later on, the parts were moved inside the backboard, but the size and general train set-up was kept (except for the exceptions...). There is, afaik, no...
  5. soaringjoy

    Schottenwerk ?

    Uff, OK, you got me. :whistle: The clocks were called "postman's alarms" in the UK, not over here in Germany. The makers mostly simply called them wall clocks with alarm. Through time, the term has been adopted by German clockies and is even mentioned in some books published by the museums...
  6. soaringjoy

    Schottenwerk ?

    For the records, the clocks were indeed called "Postman's Alarms" and that's what they were: alarm clocks with Schotten movements. The origins of the nickname are not clear, but the clocks were very popular until WW 1.
  7. soaringjoy

    how to dismantle this clock

    Kees, I suppose the alarm setting dial is a mere friction fit, but it might be very tight.
  8. soaringjoy

    Schottenwerk Movement, How take apart???

    Yes, Andy. There is much truth in that.
  9. soaringjoy

    Schottenwerk Movement, How take apart???

    I do agree that the Schild is antique. I have found dozens of similar clocks, but no match, sorry. Without a clue to the maker, it's a needle in the haystack. Harold, it was a rather common practice during the 1980s, to replace old movements with Hermles. While I was doing research on the...
  10. soaringjoy

    Schottenwerk Movement, How take apart???

    Andy, it's a shame, Zep can't see your pictures. He would have been delighted once more. First, can you show us a picture of the movement the clock has now (unless it's Hermle...) Quite a few makers actually followed this art nouveau trend and the real big surge came just about 1900. The...
  11. soaringjoy

    Can any of you identify this movement?

    I can imagine 2 possibilities right away: 1. Clean it up anddisplay in glass case. 2. Donate it to a clock museum. :cool:
  12. soaringjoy

    Can any of you identify this movement?

    Perhaps I'm daydreaming, but it looks a lot like W&H Sch.,which would be Winterhalder & Hofmeier, Schwärzenbach. They did start out with wooden BF movements, but then slowly changed to "English" types of massive movements around 1850. The shown movement could be an intermediate type - I...
  13. soaringjoy

    Help identifying wooden clock

    Welcome to the NAWCC Message Board, Roni. It might be better to post pictures of your clock right here on the thread. That way we can assure the pics stay on our system. Picture providing links are often "dead" after some time. This shows you how to do it...
  14. soaringjoy

    R.Whiting 8 day ww with mahogany plates

    Re: Another R.Whiting 8 day ww with mahogany plates I'm really enjoying this thread and have already learned extensively. Peter, the BF wooden movements were made of beech,generally, so if you have one made of birch, it would have been a somewhat special one.
  15. soaringjoy

    Old wood clock

    What also comes to mind is: Swiss. Very little known about those. Sorry, that I can't help you more.
  16. soaringjoy

    Old wood clock

    Thanks for showing, Gote. I do admit without shame, that I don't know what it is. On first sight, it's an old BF movement, 1790s, perhaps. But, there are several details that don't fit in with BF clocks, IMHO. I'm somewhat puzzled and thinking, it may be a clock from Bohemia or Saxony Ore...
  17. soaringjoy

    William Talmage modern woodworks clock

    Pat, I did notice your first post a week ago, but wasn't able to help. An internet search comes up with quite a few entries, with generally the same questions being asked. Looks as if Mr. Talmage is deceased. Perhaps someone can join us here this time... :?|
  18. soaringjoy

    Cuckoo Gothic cuckoo

    There are some news. I have contacted a few of the real cuckoo clock experts here in Germany and this is what they have to say about your clock: There will always be BF or cuckoo clocks, that are not possible to be identified with certainty and assumptions would be the closest one could get...
  19. soaringjoy

    Cuckoo Gothic cuckoo

    Yes, the PHS, model 4057, ca. 1875, is damaged. Try this pic, best I can do.
  20. soaringjoy

    Cuckoo Gothic cuckoo

    I can see the most stubborn clockie getting impatient after about 2 years... ;) So, let's see, what we have. Your clock case is a Bahnhäusle style, which evolved from an architectural design by Friedrich Eisenlohr ca. 1851 and was adopted to clocks in the years after. As I said, there was...
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