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  1. S.Humphrey

    $ New Haven Chime #1

    I did find it listed in Tran Duy Ly, New Haven Clocks & Watches. On page 96. There are a couple of price guides with the book, but the most recent is 2000 and lists it at $1800. I understand the market on clocks is generally way down since 2000. But I've only found one other example of this...
  2. S.Humphrey

    $ New Haven Chime #1

    8 bell New Haven, Chime #1 in mahogany with french gilt trimmings. 2 small molding pieces from the top back are missing, a 3rd one is broken off. I planned to use it as a template to replace the two lost ones. Also missing one of the winding hole grommets. Runs and chimes great. No issues...
  3. S.Humphrey

    Small alarm/travel clock, maybe French, any idea of the maker?

    Maybe a kind of Roskopf? It doesn't have a center wheel, and the hands are driven directly off the barrel. Also, of course, it's a pin lever.
  4. S.Humphrey

    Small alarm/travel clock, maybe French, any idea of the maker?

    Hi guys, A friend was hoping maybe I could fix this little clock for him and perhaps tell him anything about it. I'm afraid I don't know much. It appears to be unsigned with the exception of a trademark stamped under the alarm barrel, "J.F" for which I found no reference in Mikrolisk. Any...
  5. S.Humphrey

    Vault Timer?

    Great details! Thank you Peter.
  6. S.Humphrey

    Vault Timer?

    Wow! Thanks Ralph! That is the mother load! Fantastic. So. Looks to be a Triple K model from apparently around 1900(ish). Much earlier than I would have expected. But I was basing a lot of my dating on history of BoA rather than the device itself. Thanks again Ralph! All the best, S
  7. S.Humphrey

    Vault Timer?

    Just barely visible in these pictures, on the bottom edge inside the case, is a blue Bank of America label with a serial number. I can see from the wiki page that Bank of America, although started in 1904, didn't go by that name as an institution until at the earliest 1930. So I'm...
  8. S.Humphrey

    Vault Timer?

    I was wondering if anyone could help identify the movement maker or provide any other information related to how this thing functioned, or date it. It appears to be entirely mechanical, not an electrified version. Yale and Towne signed on the dial. Thanks, S
  9. S.Humphrey

    Any help with this movement ID?

    That's ok soaringjoy. Thank you very much for looking! I've seen a few small trapizoidial movements like this but never one quite like it, with that curvy middle strut. Thought maybe someone would easily recognize it. But as you said, so many companies produced so many with so many variations...
  10. S.Humphrey

    Any help with this movement ID?

    Oh! Absolutely. This is the back that was on it. I'm sure I don't have to even detail how hackneyed a fit that is. They put it on upside down, and even chopped a big hole in the bottom/top to allow room for the barrel. So, Jurgen maybe then?
  11. S.Humphrey

    Any help with this movement ID?

    Ah! Thanks for the response, soaringjoy. Yes. I would definitely characterize it as a wall hanging kitchen clock. I really only liked it for it's deco styling, otherwise it is a seemingly rather unremarkable inexpensive clock. I'm doubting it's an Urgos movement because the dust cover clearly...
  12. S.Humphrey

    Any help with this movement ID?

    This small movement (3 inch high) had a plastic dust cover on over it that is marked URGOS- made in Germany- no jewels- unadjusted., but I don't think this is an Urgos clock. Is it? It seems like a fairly odd plate design so I thought it may be distinctive. The face is ceramic and rather like...
  13. S.Humphrey

    A video that you have to see if you have a passion for mechanical things

    Japanese have also made some mind blowing automata. They generally have the mechanics in a base below rather than in the doll, but I think they are equally impressive. Here is a youtube of a Japanese archer that picks an arrow from his quill, knocks it on his bow, and fires it at a target...
  14. S.Humphrey

    What lighting should I use to photograph movements and clocks

    Software to do that sounds interesting. But I've never really had a need for that with clock or watch photography. Of course the closer you get the less DoF you'll have, but to compensate for that you should raise your F-stop, which of course will force you to slow down your shutter, which of...
  15. S.Humphrey

    What lighting should I use to photograph movements and clocks

    Yes. There's a lot of fairly good advise here for you Raymond. Raise your iso up as far as you can until your pictures begin to look grainy. Then dial it back a touch, so that they aren't. This is going to allow you to shoot at as high a shutter speed as possible with as little light as...
  16. S.Humphrey

    French Clock from 1890s

    My pleasure, Roger. I was thinking about it a little more today and really crossing my fingers that you find someones mark hidden or in some obscure place you didn't notice before. Hearing your more elaborate description, my best guess would be that it is actually copper plates soldered(?)...
  17. S.Humphrey

    Mystery Clocks Sought For Special Exhibit

    Could you sticky this thread at the top of the list so we can be reminded of it? Thanks!
  18. S.Humphrey

    French Clock from 1890s

    Hi Roger, That sure is a neat case. It definitely piques my curiosity a little. Can you tell or show us more of the pattern that is seen on it? It's a little hard to distinguish in the pictures what exactly we are looking at. Is that pattern etched, engraved or hammered into the metal? Are...
  19. S.Humphrey

    Identifying Denver dashboard clock. Auto? Public transport or utilities?

    Mike, looking back over the advertising I see that it was indeed offered in an all nickel version case. My mistake.
  20. S.Humphrey

    Identifying Denver dashboard clock. Auto? Public transport or utilities?

    Thanks Harold! That is insightful. No, Mike, I don't have any chrome on mine other than the bezel you see in the picture. The case you can see behind it in the photo, sort of. It is a black enameled metal cup with a large flange for mounting it. Does yours say Denver on the face? According...
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