Held Verge + Foliot clock kit ca. 1965

Discussion in 'Wood Movement Clocks' started by Stu Riegel, Jun 18, 2019.

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  1. Stu Riegel

    Stu Riegel Registered User

    Jun 14, 2019
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    Model E149. Not a precision instrument.


    My father in law was stationed in Germany around 1965 and enjoyed woodworking. We inherited this clock from him. It's powered by rocks and a rope (not pictured, but they gotta be around here somewhere). Face is stamped West Germany. Wooden movement:


    Identified by Google search.

    Needs work. The wood has dried out over the past 50+ years and the frame has gone from a rectangle to a parallelogram, so the escapement doesn't engage. I pushed it back into alignment but have no faith that it will hold. At this point I'm keeping it as a family keepsake/curiosity, and posting it here so anyone who runs across one of these will know what it is. Currently hanging in my Dead Clock Gallery.

    I think there's 3 feet of cord and two rocks in the movement. I think it'll go 12 hours on a winding, but since it hasn't run while I've had it, I don't know. I suppose with a longer cord it would run longer. Put it at the top of a telephone pole and you could make it an 8-day clock.

    Anyway, that's what it is.
  2. leeinv66

    leeinv66 Moderator
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    Mar 31, 2005
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    Here is a thread you might find interesting Stu. CLICK HERE

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