Dumpster Rescue

Dick Achter

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My neighbor is cleaning out his garage, and he knows I'm into clocks. He said he had a box with some clock parts, and asked me to take a look. This plate clock was in the box, filthy and tarnished. I took it home and cleaned it up, cleaned and lubed the movement, which is in very good shape. It now runs great. The plate has a chip and a small crack by the woman's face. The gold leaf on the dial is either very aged, or was poorly done to begin with, I'm not sure which.
The plate looks hand painted and very old, because of the crazing on the surface. The movement has a "33" stamped on it.
This looks like a french souvenir clock to me. Any Idea on the age? IMG_1245.JPG IMG_1246.JPG IMG_1243.JPG IMG_1242.JPG IMG_1241.JPG IMG_1244.JPG
 

Ticktocktime100

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Hi,
With no apparent marks on the movement, identifying the maker is very difficult, however I agree that it is a French clock. I would say 1880-1900 in date. I don't think it was a souvenir timepiece, as due to the quality, I would guess that it was an expensive clock new. A very nice find!
Regards.
 

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