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Burkhard Rasch

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this clock was offered to me.I know it is Frisian,but not too much more.The case is in good shape made of solid oak stained red like mahogany,the dial is oil painted on tin,the mvmt. is a 30hour kind of lantern clock in a birdcage frame of turned brass balusters,pinned to red laquered top and bottom plates.It has a recoil escapement,locking plate strike ,an alarm,moonphase and date.All bits and pieces are there.It's about 1.3 m high. What can You tell me and what do You think?TIA
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Very unusual. I like the looks of it, not so much having to wind it every day. Two trains I assume. Is one exclusive to the alarm then?
 

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it's a two train single weight mvmt. like in 30hour english longcase clocksor better like in lantern clocks with a doughnut brass ring as couterweight,chain driven,and a small extra chain with weights for the alarm.As said all is there including the pierced brass cover for the pendulum apperture.
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Burkhard,
You have there a nice Dutch Frisian Staartklok. I am no expert but, looking at the style of the dial painting, I would dare to say that it is first half of 20th century...
The pressed brass surround for the pendulum 'window' is missing, but excellent repros are available in the market.

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Hallo Burkhard,

As has been already said you have a nice Staartklok. I thought you might like to know that the only remaining manufacturer of Staartklokken is Luitzen Tasma. The Tasma family has been making Friesian Staartklokken since 1750 and Luitzen is now the 7th generation of the family in the same business.

You will get very precise information about your clock from Luitzen and also any spare part or case decoration you may need. The address is:

Luitzen Tasma,
Hoofdweg 52,
NL - 8383 EH Nijensleek
Nederland

Tel: 0031-521-383 800 (Nijensleek is just near to Steenwijk)

They have also a website (valutaklokken.nl) which shows their full production catalog and also an email address (friese@klokonderdelen.nl)

I have no connection with this very old company but they are friendly and helpful and a source of just anything to do with Friese clocks (and if they haven't got it in stock, they will make it!). I thought that you and anyone else with interest in Frisian clocks might like to have this contact for now or for the future.

Hope this helps.

JTD
 

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I second that:cool:
Mr Tasma is a really nice and helpful seller. It is always a pleasure to deal with him.

aitor
 

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I've added JDT's information to our suppliers stickey for future reference.
 

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Thanks Harold, fame at last! But I was a bit surprised to see you had listed Tasma's firm under 'Electrical Cords & Supplies' ....or am I missing something?

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LOL. I'm not that good at editing. It is under specialists, and just happened to be beneath one for cords.
 

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thank You all for Your comments,especially JTD for pointing me to the Tasma fanily. The clock isn't mine (yet...),I´m still in the process of making up my mind,allthough the price is quiet low compared with evilbay or other sources.I´ll let You know if I pull the trigger!Thanks again
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I spent a fair amount of time gathering info on this clock and its repair. Mostly from Dutch websites. I have a synopsis in English. If interested let me know via private message. Jacob
 

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OK,I did it-with permission of my better half who allways wanted a frisian clock since we moved from our homeland,the Bergisches Land,to the northern part of Germany near Friesland;so it's kind of appropriate to have one frisian clock.It's a repro,for sure,but a good one and historic correct one,and I don't have problems with repros as long as they´re good quality and don't pretend to be originals.Here it is,wellcomed by our cats,and ticking away happily after a TLC;the front panel of the pendulum box had to be re-glued.
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Love that furry pendulum pictured in the first two pictures! Very unusual! :D
 

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It may also help you to look at The Clock Register where---if you search on "staart"---you will see many examples of Friese staartklokken (each one described by 146 data items) and if you search on "staart" in search photos you will see detailed pictures of all parts that make up a Friese staartklok.
 

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