Georg Berglin, Orebro, longcase movement

Alex K

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Hello people,
Let me post early (~1750) sweden longcase movement.
I also attached its case pictures, unfortunately they devorsed forever. Was it original one?
Movement mostly of steel but nice quality. Wooden cylinders and pulleys.
Decorations not so good as english used to be but rather well done slso.
Hour hand is original probably, minute one is not original..
On back side of dial ring found engraving tryes of half hour mark, I do like such finds. I am curious if dial ring is a silver alloy? Looks like pure silver.

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Chris Radano

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Say now, that looks like a good one. I don't recall seeing a Swedish longcase that old.
The minute hand looks 19th c. French but not a bad fit.
Minute ring may be pewter. Which I like that material, easy to keep clean.
 
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novicetimekeeper

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interesting that the practice half hour marker is much more decorative than the one chosen. Another thing I note is the movement has those chunky iron pillars and then also a small round one unless that is an arbour for something.
 

jmclaugh

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A very nice dial with an arcaded/Dutch minute band and a bit unusual in having half hour and not quarter hour divisions on the inside of the chapter ring
 

Alex K

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There are just four square pillars, round one is arbor indeed.
Also I don't know why on 12-3-6-9 there are some "drop signs" what does that means?
 

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You see those a lot, I have even seen them on every hour. I think it is an aid for telling the time, quarter past, quarter to, sort of thing. From early on in clock dials there were aids to people who might not use the numerals or might have difficulty reading the dial. The half hour markers are from then too. There were also half quarters on early dials.
 

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