Chrome plated 400day clock

Discussion in '400-Day & Atmos' started by pahel, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. pahel

    pahel Registered User

    Jul 26, 2008
    128
    7
    18
    Country Flag:
    hi all,
    could anyone help to ID this clock, there is no serial nr oder makers name on the plate.
    Since I didn't own a chrome platetd clock before, I wonder if it is original to have the back plate in common brass finish, while the front plate is also chromed ?

    thanks for helping
    regards pahel

    ps: there is a suspension guard with the clock (pic 3) which I didn't put into place for better view of the bp.

    DSC01218.jpg 2.jpg DSC01222.jpg
     
  2. KurtinSA

    KurtinSA Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Nov 24, 2014
    3,095
    89
    48
    Aerospace Engineer (Ret.)
    San Antonio, TX
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    I have a number of chrome clocks, several with brass back plates. Based on the pediment and the spring guard, I'd say this is a Kundo clock, probably from the 1940s.

    Kurt
     
  3. pahel

    pahel Registered User

    Jul 26, 2008
    128
    7
    18
    Country Flag:
    Kurt,
    thanks for your immediate reply and estimation.
    If it is a Kundo, that would be my first one, movement and base appear to be of good quality for a clock from the 1940s.
    pahel
     
  4. KurtinSA

    KurtinSA Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Nov 24, 2014
    3,095
    89
    48
    Aerospace Engineer (Ret.)
    San Antonio, TX
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Looks like plate 1639 in the guide. The guide seems to be missing the pallet inspection holes in the diagram. Should there be a guide cup in the base? I see a spot for one, but it is closed. Kundo introduced the guide cup in 1933, so it could mean that your clock is prior to that.

    Kurt
     
  5. whatgoesaround

    whatgoesaround Registered User

    Jan 22, 2008
    380
    13
    18
    Male
    science teacher
    south carolina
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Bracket and pendulum are Kundo as well, I believe
     
  6. pahel

    pahel Registered User

    Jul 26, 2008
    128
    7
    18
    Country Flag:
    Kurt, thans for getting back,
    yes there is a screw in the base, just below the center of the pendulum, so there should have been an guide cup wich has gone lost.
    I have it running now, not time keeping yet, a 0.012mm spring seems to be not strong/thick enough.
    regards
    pahel
     
  7. KurtinSA

    KurtinSA Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Nov 24, 2014
    3,095
    89
    48
    Aerospace Engineer (Ret.)
    San Antonio, TX
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    A spring of 0.012mm seems really too thin. Most Kundos take a 0.0032" or 0.081mm spring.

    Kurt
     

Share This Page