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Gregory Douglas

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Hi Members,

I have a movement that has no identification marks on it except an engrave "2" at the bottom of one plate. Here are some photos.

Greg

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dang... i was counting on you! :)

gregory - we need more photos... case, mounting bracket, pendulum, hands and entire clock, pls
 

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Sorry, but Tatyana - pass.

I am afraid that even our Polish colleagues will not be able to identify this movement.
The case, movement bracket, dial and hands could give some hints.

BR, Tatyana
That's right. Identification will be very difficult.
 

Gregory Douglas

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Thanks for the responses. I will get some photos taken. Greg
Here are the photos of the unidentified clock. I've exhausted all of my clock books looking for this cabinet, hoping for a lead on the movement. However, it was not productive. I found similar cabinets. Can anybody identify this? I'm not sure why there is a suspension spring screwed into the case. I'm wondering if the case and the movement don't go with each other. Head scratching.
greg

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Everything looks very Austrian except for the pendulum.
I was wondering about that because it does not seem to fit on anything, plus having the suspension spring screw to the inside back. Thanks. I'll look through austrian clock info if I can find any. Thanks all.
 

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It seems to be a GERMAN GEBR. RESCH. BROTHERS "REMEMBER"
Resch were an Austrian firm, not a German firm.

The Polish colleagues that Tatyana referred to in Post #3, above, are very well versed in Austrian clockmakers, including Resch, and if your clock were a Resch, they would have easily identified it as such.

I realize you want to put a name to your clock, but other than Resch, Austrian clockmakers rarely put their name on their clocks. The maker of most Austrian clocks are unknown.

Regards.
 
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Yahagi

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I do not feel very confident in the subject of clocks produced by masters from Vienna. Probably Tarant would have more accurate observations ....

In my opinion, determining the manufacturer of this mechanism will be very difficult, because it seems that it is very much repaired.
The escapement arm and that shape at the bottom are weirdly soldered. I don't know if it was original.
The gong's hammer is strange, it looks replaced. I don't think I've seen a hammer without a hole yet. This hole affects the sound produced. Here the hammer is full.

That's 99.99% not Resch

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I think I found this clock online. It seems to be a GERMAN GEBR. RESCH. BROTHERS "REMEMBER", TWO WEIGHT VIENNA REGULATOR WALL CLOCK. Thanks for all your help, members.
As others have said, your clock is definitely NOT from Gebrüder Resch. But I agree that it is Austrian, as new2clocks and others have said.

I'm not sure why there is a suspension spring screwed into the case
This is perfectly normal for this type of clock. But as has been said already, the pendulum does not look as if it belongs to this clock.

JTD
 
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Gregory Douglas

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As others have said, your clock is definitely NOT from Gebrüder Resch. But I agree that it is Austrian, as new2clocks and others have said.



This is perfectly normal for this type of clock. But as has been said already, the pendulum does not look as if it belongs to this clock.

JTD
Yes, I agree it is the German maker. I'm not sure what pendulum I need to buy for it. Thanks for your commenta.
Greg
 

Gregory Douglas

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Everyone who commented has agreed that the clock is Austrian. And , those folks (other than me :) ) are very knowledgable in Austrian clocks.

So why do you say it is "the German maker"?

Regards.
Sorry, I get confused at times. Age and Parkinson's.
 

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One thing that has been hinted at but (unless I missed it) nobody has actually said, this pendulum doesn't belong to this clock. As most know and just in case somebody doesn't, this would be a wooden stick pendulum that would hook over the suspension spring onto the 2 posts. It would have a vertical slot to receive the pin on the crutch which transfers the power to the pendulum to keep it swinging. It does look like a GB, it just doesn't belong with this movement.
 

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