10"round chain driven info bell

Darrmann39

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I got this 10" round clock. Bought for next to nothing just curious of age and possibly maker. No marks.
All wooden plates with brass gears .

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Ticktocktime100

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Hi,

Your clock is German, and was made in the Black Forest around 1880 (the metal axles are a sign of a later clock, as the earlier examples have wooden axles). It is commonly referred to as a "wag-on-the-wall" because of its long pendulum. A variety of manufacturers made them, but unless you find marks when cleaning it will be difficult to attribute it to one in particular. If it had an alarm, it would indeed be called a "postman's alarm".

Regards.
 
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Darrmann39

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Hi,

Your clock is German, and was made in the Black Forest around 1880 (the metal axles are a sign of a later clock, as the earlier examples have wooden axles). It is commonly referred to as a "wag-on-the-wall" because of its long pendulum. A variety of manufacturers made them, but unless you find marks when cleaning it will be difficult to attribute it to one in particular. If it had an alarm, it would indeed be called a "postman's alarm".

Regards.
No alarm, strikes on the hour. One chain looping threw both time and strike. Thanks for the info
 

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