European Clock Maker ID?

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  1. Noel Poirier

    Noel Poirier Registered User
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    Trying to identify maker of this clock. Dial is marked "A.L." and movement is marked "FC" and "#104".
     

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  2. Mike Phelan

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    French, early to mid 1800s, I think FC is a just repairer's signature.
    A typical roulant movement; well made and very reliable.

    HTH
     
  3. jmclaugh

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    Nice looking clock and typically French. It has an unusually long pendulum and appears to have a silk suspension which disappeared from use around 1850 but otherwise is a standard pendule de paris movement. I can't find any reference to an FC but I would think it is the clockmaker who finished the movement as rather too elaborate a signature for a repairer.
     
  4. Chris Radano

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    Here is another clock, with what appears to be the same signature. I posted this on this board about 9 months ago, which was not ID'ed. The movement originally had a silk thread suspension.
     

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  5. Chris Radano

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    This was supposed to be the 3rd photo:
     

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  6. jmclaugh

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    Interesting Chris, that means FC is definitely the maker and a virtually identical movement except yours has a later serial # and Brocot suspension. I have a pendule de Paris movement stamped BR who like FC I have not been able to identify, I am sure there are many others.
     
  7. Noel Poirier

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    Thank you everyone...very interesting. The clock I asked about was President James Polk's and will be on exhibit this year as part of the Presidential timepieces exhibit at the National Watch and Clock Museum.

    Thanks again!
     
  8. zepernick

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    There's nothing in Tardy?
     
  9. zepernick

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    There's nothing in Tardy?
     
  10. Ralph

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    No, there is nothing in Tardy.
     
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    Thank you Ralph!!!
     
  12. Carl in France

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    Resurecting a really old post i know.

    I have just come in to possession of an FC marked clock and wonder if any one knows who the maker could be?

    Cheers.

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  14. Carl in France

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    Or even the distributor. I have seen three now but can find no details so my curiosity is peaked.

    Normally i can find something but this 'FC' is elusive.
     

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