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bikerclockguy

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I have to crow a little bit here. I went to an estate auction this afternoon, and the man of the house was a clock collector. Fortunately for me, others attending the auction were not. I picked up the ST calendar for $120, and the ST galley clock for $35. Just got home with them, so haven’t examined the movements closely, but both are complete, and look to be in good condition! I don’t know what’s wrong with the photo download here. It loaded upside down, so I edited the photo and flipped it upside down, and it still loaded upside down. But, anyway, here they are.

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bruce linde

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fixed your image. you done good, homey. the parlor 3 is lovely and was a steal. i bought mine from my clock mento and it sits on my desks to the right of my main monitor... love the simplicity and functionality. congrats.
 
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fixed your image. you done good, homey. the parlor 3 is lovely and was a steal. i bought mine from my clock mento and it sits on my desks to the right of my main monitor... love the simplicity and functionality. congrats.
Thanks, Bruce! Do you know what time period the parlor clock is from? I‘m guessing the galley is 1920s era, but I don’t know my STs that well, and have no idea on the other one.
 

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have you looked inside? mine has a label on the inside of the door...

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Right place at the right time. Congrats!
 

bikerclockguy

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have you looked inside? mine has a label on the inside of the door...

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Mine has a blue label, without the production date, in the same location. It’s old and worn enough that I assume it’s original to the clock, or if not, a very old replacement. From what I’ve seen looking at other examples, I’m guessing mid to late 1870s.
 

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You certainly are a lucky dog Biker. Looks like two keepers to me. Hey, sometimes you get lucky! Have fun with them.
 

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You certainly are a lucky dog Biker. Looks like two keepers to me. Hey, sometimes you get lucky! Have fun with them.
I have several projects ahead of those, but I’ll probably seek a little help advice on the parlor/calendar build, as I’ve never done one of those. Looks like a pretty simple contraption, but I definitely don’t want to screw it up.
 
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Ha! ”Simple Contraptions” were created by some pretty clever minds!
Haven’t had the pleasure of working on one of those calendar clocks yet myself. One of these days...
 

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