This clock was rescued from a farm sale in Western Minnesota in the condition shown here. Furderer Jaelgler Cie is stamped into the back plate board and IM on the bottom board. The dial board has an almost perfect warped arch to it. I thought at first it was supposed to be that way to clear the motion works, but I think now it should be flat since no clearance is needed. The time ring and number portion of the dial are elevated slightly on the dial board and I think the hands should be curved to match that domed time ring area. The drums appear to be wood with brass great wheels. In addition to the count wheel on the back plate, there is what appears to be a quarter hour passing strike wheel and a wooden lever of some sort that moves another lever between the plates, but does not at this point cause a strike to the bell. I was told it is from mid to late 1800s but there is nothing on the clock to indicate any date. I cannot make out the pencil script on the back board, but it appears something like Larose? the dial is 10 inches wide and 13 1/2 tall On these wood and brass movements, it is common to put brass bushings in, or would only wood inserts be considered proper? There appears to be at least one brass bushing in the middle of one plate, but I have not taken it all apart yet. No weights or pendulum came with the clock, so I will be experimenting to get those figured out. Any suggestions on the best way to flatten the dial board? I have flattened some unpainted warps in the past with weights and steam, but I am not sure how best to proceed with the painted dial. Any tricks or warnings about taking these apart? There are 6 large and bent nails holding the back board on and a few brads elsewhere. The dial was held on with 4 - 2 inch long wire hooks that simply hooked into carved recesses in the wood on the back of the dial. One side board is missing. I would like to get proper wood to replace it. I think it may be walnut or ash, but I don't know how to tell.