French Marble Clock???

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dtm

Hello, trying to I.D. a clock. Movements stamped S Marti et Cie. Medaille de Bronze. Movement has #1834 and pendulum #1834 and initials R. A. Also on the movement in a rectangular box the letters CJ over top of CC. The clock itself is of heavy marble (20-30 lbs). Please help I.d> and date Thanks.

French Marble Clock

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dtm

Hello, trying to I.D. a clock. Movements stamped S Marti et Cie. Medaille de Bronze. Movement has #1834 and pendulum #1834 and initials R. A. Also on the movement in a rectangular box the letters CJ over top of CC. The clock itself is of heavy marble (20-30 lbs). Please help I.d> and date Thanks.

French Marble Clock

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Mike Phelan

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Hi dtm
1840-1910, and the pendulum is original.
Your 'marble' is Belgian Slate.
R/A is Retard/Avance, or as they say in France, slower/faster.
:biggrin: For more info on dating it, we need some pictures, especially of the movement. :)
 
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Thanks for posting, My clock is more a white/ butterscotch marble. About 10"w x 12" tall and 5" deep. I am trying to get pictures posted , so I can get some sort of value.
 

Mike Phelan

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Originally posted by dtm:
Thanks for posting, My clock is more a white/ butterscotch marble. About 10"w x 12" tall and 5" deep. I am trying to get pictures posted , so I can get some sort of value.
Ah - that is real marble, then, dtm. I was assuming it was the usual black stuff - yours sounds nicer. Looking forward to the piccies!
 
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Greetings dtm,

I think your clock is actually onyx. It is very similar to one that I have that is onyx.

Regards,

Richard T.
 

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dtm just in case you don't check your other post-this is my reply.
dtm, top-left of the message board main page
quote:
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Also, did you read SSWood reply?
"Hi dtm,
The info held at http://www.bhi.co.uk/hints/frenchdate.htm
would date your movement somewhere between 1860, and 1889.
Steve"
My guess is 1880's. Much earlier clocks had silk suspension, and I also believe count-wheel strike. I'm not sure when the change started from silk to suspension spring-anyone have info on that?
 

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