Please ID this Clock French $ Carriage clock

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  1. Salsagev

    Salsagev Registered User

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    8D05C7F2-0C33-4D28-9E95-898EDEF76979.jpeg 87F9EF2F-0AE8-4EA6-8CD5-300AF81592DE.jpeg CFFF9B01-1ED9-464F-978A-C4BDF333F4AF.jpeg This is a small carriage clock and has a small chip at the glass. There is some cracking near the dial but is working. Any information? Thanks.
     
  2. JTD

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    We really need better photos. The photo of the back plate is incomplete and very out of focus. Partial photos are not very helpful unless they are to show some very specific characteristic. Seeing the whole clock would help.

    The hands look very odd to me - I doubt they are original.

    JTD
     
  3. roughbarked

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    Looks like a cylinder escapement.
     
  4. Salsagev

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    A typical French carriage clock - sometimes these movements were not stamped with a makers mark, which makes them virtually impossible to tell who made the clock. They are of good quality with thick plates, however not particularly valuable IMCO (In my current opinion). I'd say it'd be worth ~$100-150 in working condition.
     
  6. Salsagev

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    There is some numerals at bottom 22 and back of the door.
     
  7. JTD

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    These are assembly marks and of no significance.

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  8. jmclaugh

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    It appears to be the bread and butter model, an Obis, unmarked but likely made in Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont.
     
  9. Ticktocktime100

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    Hi,

    I agree with the above assessments. It is a very standard model, circa 1880-1900. I also agree that the hands are not original and the damage on the enamel dial does hold it back somewhat, so a realistic estimate would be closer to $80-100.

    Regards.
     
  10. Kevin W.

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    80 to 100 sounds better to me for values. Nice clock.
     

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