Becker Floor Clock

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  1. twl1066

    twl1066 New Member

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    Hello, I am new to the forum and jumped in heavily with many clocks, looking for my mid-life crisis hobby and future retirement activity. I enjoy reading through the postings and seeing the unique clocks and the wealth of information provided by the community.
    I found the following Gustav Becker floor clock, but it is missing the coil gong. The movement was rebuilt and is currently ticking away. I was told a US Serviceman brought back many clocks in the early 1960's, which were sold and gifted to family and friends. This clock was sitting, the movement sitting loose probably since then. The case has been re-finished (primed and repainted a lighter brown). The glass is the cabinet appears original and the movement has a art-deco style that was very appealing to me.
    The movement has a serial pointing to the early 1900's.
    I am looking for help to confirm its age and identify gong information. I would like to obtain the actual gong that could have been in it. However, a period specific would be good as well.
    Thanks in advance for your assistance!
    -Tim

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  2. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    Welcome to the board.

    The patent on your clock was issued 1904/6, so your clock is after that date. I have not access to the GB serial numbers but there is a member of this site who has done a great deal of work on them and I am sure he will be able to help in due course.

    I would not describe this as an art deco clock - to me it show the last vestiges of art nouveau/Jugendstil before the art deco began. I see that particularly in the dial and hands.

    It is nice that you have given this old clock a new life.

    JTD
     
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    twl1066 New Member

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    Re-posted my original message on "Post Your Gustav Becker Clocks Here" thread.
     

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