I forgot to mention, the client thought it was a Gustav Becker because his late father in law kept magazine clippings of Becker clocks in an envelope inside the case. After researching Becker clocks themselves, they concluded that it was valuable.
They don’t care, it has sentimental value to...
Thank you gentlemen.
Beautiful clock nonetheless, it’ll get repaired like all the others.
Broken strike spring, broken barrel teeth, bent arbour and destroyed lantern on S1, destroyed lantern on S2, bushings......
The repairs were approved, I’ll get to it once I’m done the others, in about...
A client brought this clock in claiming that it’s a Gustav Becker and that it is very valuable.
I’m not sure it is. There’s no name or trade mark on it. Only
Can someone positively ID it?
If not positive, at least can we say it is NOT a Becker?
Sorry it took a while to get back to this post with pictures but I'm just getting to this repair.
I am a wee bit back logged at the moment.
Here are the pictures of the movement and case as requested.
I don't believe the movement is original to the case or at least the dial, it is...
It looks like very little is known about this clockmaker.
I was hoping that someone might have a book or something that had more info than what I could find from Google.
I guess that’s all that’s known then.
I had the pleasure this evening of setting up a John Carmichael Grandfather Clock after a move.
Other than finding out that he was Scottish and from Greenock, I can’t seem to find anything else on this Clockmaker.
Does anyone have info?
This is my first post here, so let me introduce myself.
I am currently working in 2 trades, I am a Watchmaker/Jeweller and a Certified Locksmith.
During the day I pick locks, and at night, I fix clocks.
I live in Western Canada and I have been practicing both trades for over 20 years...