Early production

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  1. jkfabulos

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    According to John's records this is one of four known early Harder clocks with the "W C" marking and was made in the first year of production by the Wintermantel-Shatz partnership. I believe that was 1882.
    Many thanks to Mr. Hubby for the info.
    Finials were not fully seated and are now frozen in position so I left them as is.
    Fork is a later addition but it runs well with it so will leave it until I locate the appropriate old one.
    Dome most likely a replacement.
    Overall it has survived in fabulous condition.

    d1.jpg d2.jpg d3.jpg d4.jpg d5.jpg d6.jpg d7.jpg d8.jpg
     
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    Very nice historical clock...looks great! According to John's Torsion Times article, the serial numbers 1-610 were with this patent 2437. It's not clear from the picture, but John mentions "W G" stamped on the back of the clock. These clocks were made from May 1882 to Jan 1883. Lots more info here:

    Anton Harder Disc Pendulum

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  3. etmb61

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    Nice clock JK!

    The crown and finials are from a Hauck clock from serial number 16000 or higher and they are left hand threads. The originals would look like this:
    WC_finials.jpg

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    Kudos on such a nice clock. I never realized the trim on this pendulum; is that the usual?
     
  5. jkfabulos

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    That is interesting as i asked John if he thought the top piece was original and he indicated it matched the others he had on file.
    The other Harder clocks i have seen use the style you show so until further documentation from John with possibly matching photos
    it is an open question.
     
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    In this case John is wrong. It happens.

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    Although not exactly as your photo this appears to be more correct.
    Found in junk box at seller's shop.
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    Not as blatantly wrong as the Hauck part, but that one is from a Becker, c1906.

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