1800's Carriage Clock

Discussion in 'Your Newest Clock Acquisition' started by Jeff Hantman, Sep 29, 2019.

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  1. Jeff Hantman

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    Just picked this beauty up
    I think late 1800's, hopefully someone can provide further information
    Many thanks
     
  2. Jeff Hantman

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    I would guess at around very late 1800s though to the early 1900s, with an expectation that it is more likely just 20th century.

    Your clock has a lever escapement which means it is one of the better models available at that time - the cheaper ones at this time are provided with cylinder escapements. But it only has time and alarm, no strike or repeat function, so it is intended as a good quality, middle of the market clock with a focus on decoration.

    This dial style with the decorative circles around the numbers has been copied in China in recent years for « reproduction » clocks, many of which have quarter striking. They are now hitting the auctions, and being sold as genuine French clocks. The quality of the finishing and the escapement are giveaways.
     

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