Any particular clock cases you admire in your collection?

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  1. Isaac

    Isaac Registered User

    Aug 5, 2013
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    Are there any particular clocks that always draw your attention to them/are satisfying to look at?

    For me, it'd be between my 3 favorite chime clocks.

    New Haven Chime #3, Bawo & Dotter Peerless bracket clock, and the Kienzle bracket clock.

    New Haven because of its large bulky size and fancy ornamentation as well as being quarter sawn oak, makes it quite an eyecatching piece. The offset winding arbor for the chime movement also piques curiousity.

    B&D Peerless clock because of the beautiful reddish mahogany as well as the ornate brass face with black lettering. Semi-pillars on each side of the clock's front make it a very stately piece.

    Kienzle because of the beautiful Edwardian style case, with beautiful inlay and an ornate face to match.

    Would love to see pictures of your favorites!

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  2. chimeclockfan

    chimeclockfan Registered User
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    Always liked the burl walnut veneering on this Peerless triple chime clock. Still holding out that a spare spring barrel might turn up or the existing barrel may be salvageable. It also needs new springs.

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  3. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    rmarkowitz1_cee4a1 Registered User
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    Nov 26, 2009
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    Interesting thread idea!

    I got lots of admirable cases, IMCO.

    Here are 2 folk art clocks. I like these because they weren't commercial products, but labors of love?

    Here's a folk marquetry one:

    folk marquetry.jpg

    It's not a black mantel covered with bits of wood. The case is scratch made in the form of the then popular and ubiquitous black mantel. IMCO, SO much better.

    The assembly that constitutes the bezel, bezel door and glass, dial, etc. were salvaged from an Ansonia. Round plate movement with rack and snail strike. Inspired choice:

    folk marquetry 5.jpg

    Open escapement with those 2 griffins!

    For more about this clock, see:

    Folk art marquetry/parquetry clock

    Sadly, a few pix on that thread fell victim to one of the Forum's "upgrades".

    Here's a much less ornate one. Also scratch made case, this one painted:

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    See this thread for more:

    Another (yawn) "folk art" clock.

    Last but not least, since we're talking about painted decoration, here is a cast iron front with a wonderful shape and great paint. Those Victorians loved their painted cast iron and when it's good, it's great:

    jc brown cast iron cirus tent 1.JPG

    By J.C. Brown. Some call it a circus tent clock. Nyet. It's an expression of Orientalist taste as it is meant to be the tent of a Sheik.

    Okay, enough.

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