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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
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... :?|
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...
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...