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Dating Japy Clock

pigsy10

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Hi All
I have acquired a J F clock shown in the photos.
The logo has 'Med d' Honneur' stamped on it.

Reading through the forums I understand that J F was awarded this medal at the expo universelle Paris in 1867.
However, the logo could have been in use until 1900.

Beneath the logo very faintly there a scratched number 3/80
Could this be a date?
Also behind the spiral gong letters SCA are stamped.

Appreciate your comments, thanks

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new2clocks

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Hi All
I have acquired a J F clock shown in the photos.
The logo has 'Med d' Honneur' stamped on it.

Reading through the forums I understand that J F was awarded this medal at the expo universelle Paris in 1867.
However, the logo could have been in use until 1900.

Beneath the logo very faintly there a scratched number 3/80
Could this be a date?
Also behind the spiral gong letters SCA are stamped.

Appreciate your comments, thanks

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The "Made in France" on the movement indicates that it was made after 1890.

Regards.
 

JTD

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Beneath the logo very faintly there a scratched number 3/80
Could this be a date?
Yes, it could very well be a date, but nothing to do with the year of manufacture. It is probably a repairer's mark, perhaps from 1980. As new2clocks has said, your clock dates from after 1900.

Also behind the spiral gong letters SCA are stamped.
The letters SCA on the gong stand are likely those of the company who made the gong. Gong making was a specialised trade and many clock manufacturers bought-in the gongs they used, even if they made everything else.

There were quite a number of gong makers, but I don't recognise this one, though perhaps others will.

JTD
 

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