Hi, a good buy!
Interestingly, these Japy movements, and other very similar ones, are quite common in 1920's & 30's better quality art deco clocks.
Whether they were new 'old stock', or still in production, I don't know, but I think it's true to say that nearly all of the good deco clocks...
Zep, many thanks for taking the trouble to post this info-much appreciated.
Looking inside the case, I have noticed the number 165 which is not illustrated in the catalogue copy that I have.
Been a while since I posted anything, but just bought this twin fusee cuckoo clock here in the UK at an antiques market.
I believe it is a Beha no. 509 as the case matches exactly the one photographed in Ortenburger's 'Black Forest Clocks' book p117. Perhaps one of you BF experts can confirm...
Hi, it looks to say '8 Days Swiss' at the very bottom of the dial, rather than France.
I had a miniature Tiffany alarm clock with a Swiss Angelus movement, but it was marked as such.
Have you taken the back cover off, as this may reveal a clue to maker and origin?
Even with a clear picture, it would be very difficult to identify it definitely as a Junghans, as many of the Black Forest clockmakers used similar cases.
It could be Junghans, but it could also be Gustav Becker, W&H, or Lenzkirch, to name only the major companies.
Sorry to put a damper on...
For the benefit of non uk members, the BBC have iplayer and yesterday's Antique Roadshow can be viewed for the next 6 days. This link should take you to it
Tom, when I bought my gravity clock, the vendor gave me a copy of the patent Zep mentioned-no.140 668.
I have copied the diagrams as they may well help you in your repair of the verge and pendulum.
Good luck, Chris
Well spotted, Zep!
Koslux, this link will take you to my 'Kee-less' gravity clock by the Watson company which I purchased earlier this year.
You can see the similarities.
I've had a couple of Angelus clocks in the past, admittedly more ornate and involved than the one shown, but they did sell very well on ebay.
They had very good quality movements, and small but heavy brass cases. One had 4 faces: a clock, hygrometer, thermometer and barometer, if my memory is...
Greg and Neal, thanks for your kind comments.
I have taken a better picture of the back panel, as the scene is a minor work of art in its own right.
I have also shown the movement fitted to the case. I was lucky as it just fitted front to back, and the pendulum length was such that it is...
Hi, from my own experience with making up pendulums for French clocks, putting a decimal point between the 2 numbers (I believe these are French lignes)gives an approximate length in inches, so for example 48 lignes=4.8", so as already stated 5".
I have also found that this measurement is...
I've had quite a few of these Swiza clocks.
They made a whole range of stylish brass cases, some with novelty shapes, and all fitted with the same standard interchangeable jewelled movement.
Styles included a miniature bracket clock and a candlestick.
They are very popular with...
In yesterday's Daily Telegraph I came across the following snippet, 'Christian Marclay: The Clock' which I thought may be of interest.
Obviously, it will be more relevant to UK collectors, but if any of you guys from over the pond are visiting, you could add it to your schedule.