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Estate Sale Find

Leej07

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Hello, I joined this forum just today in hopes of learning more about a clock I just bought.

I found it at an estate sale, for $16. I managed to talk the seller down to $5.

I've managed to determine it's a Junghans carriage clock, at least a century old, but I have a few questions.

Firstly, is there any way to get a more definite age for it? Is it common? Rare? Desirable?

Secondly, as the picture shows, the case has a hollow space in the base, and three holes. Did the hollow space serve any purpose, and, if so, what was it?
 

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Jeremy Woodoff

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The holes look like they were for an alarm bell and hammer, probably an optional feature that could be supplied with this case style.
 

Leej07

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Ohh, I see! Makes sense!

I noticed the case is a bit rough around the edges, and the clock is even entirely devoid of hands.
My hope is to get it properly restored. I think it's very pretty.
 

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Hello, I joined this forum just today in hopes of learning more about a clock I just bought.

I found it at an estate sale, for $16. I managed to talk the seller down to $5.

I've managed to determine it's a Junghans carriage clock, at least a century old, but I have a few questions.

Firstly, is there any way to get a more definite age for it? Is it common? Rare? Desirable?

Secondly, as the picture shows, the case has a hollow space in the base, and three holes. Did the hollow space serve any purpose, and, if so, what was it?
Definitely worth 5 bucks. In fact, definitely worth the original asking price. This will make a nice project.

By the way, what are the dimensions of this clock?

David <><
 

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