French Mantle Clock

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  1. sylvester12

    sylvester12 Registered User
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    This is one of the few clocks my father had left in his collection. After a long battle with Alzheimer's he finally passed away on Tuesday. I don't know if the movement goes with the case or someone made the case to fit the movement. Pretty sure the movement is French the stamp on the movement has Medaille D'Argent with a branch in the middle. The adjusting wheel for the pendulum has Brocot stamped on it with some numbers. Does anyone know who made the movement. Date stamped 1825- 4- 8. Well made heavy movement.

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  2. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    The movement is definitely French and that stamp on the back is one that is commonly seen, but as far as I know has not been attributed to a specific maker. I don't believe 1825-4-8 is a date. It is a nice quality movement.

    The case is well made but doesn't look right for the movement. I suspect they didn't start out life together.

    Others may be able to provide more/better information.

    JTD
     
  3. sylvester12

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    Thanks JTD I would say with 99% certainty that the case was made by someone to fit the movement. I will just get it running and keep it as a memory. He got me started collecting clocks.
     
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    My condolences on the death of your father.

    Best regards.
     
  5. sylvester12

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    Thanks he's at peace now and not suffering anymore.
     
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    jmclaugh Registered User

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    Sorry to hear about your dad. I'd say 1825 is a serial # and 4 8 is the pendulum length. I did own a French clock with the same movement and mark apart from it had Marque Deposee (registered trademark I understand) as opposed to Medaille D'Argent and no A1 mark.
     
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