Early Holzräderuhr

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Registered User
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    With permission.. a description.

    "The wooden-wheel clock (BTW in German the term Holzräderuhr differentiates these earlier clocks from those which later have brass wheels, sometimes with partially wood arbors, within wood frames) is of the "Deggendorf" type which is illustrated in Schaaf's (1986) volume Holzräderuhren. It dates from around 1770/1780. The quarter striking is unusual. Schaaf discusses these clocks from the Deggendorf/Bayerischer Wald area on pages 52-54 of the volume, with full-page color photos on pages 46f. Our NAWCC Library has the volume (of course!) with two lending copies, GF 125 Sch 1986 / Barcodes 15801 or 26577)."

    The clock has glass bells and dial. The cowtail pendulum has a whimsical fly bob.

    Ralph

     

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  2. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    rmarkowitz1_cee4a1 Registered User
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    Neat piece of folk art that happens to be a clock as well. The architectural case, the fly shaped bob which adds a great touch of whimsey (looks to be cut from sheet iron?), the lovely reverse painted glass dial with the reverse painted glass decorative panel above, the glass bells...what's not to like!

    Speaking a bit off the cuff here, but that saw-tooth border reminds me a bit of the later "tramp art" carving (actually, a misnomer) that was practiced in areas that would become modern Germany and Austria as well as E. Europe and many parts of the US as well where the practice probably arrived with immigrants.

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  3. zepernick

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    A rare and, indeed, delightful clock. Thank you, Ralph, for posting the photos. Because American all-woodies are not uncommon today (as a type) it would be easy to assume the same is true of these Holzräderuhren.

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    Zepernick
     

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