American Help identify and determine age of this clock

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  1. John Echternach

    John Echternach Registered User
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    Jul 27, 2003
    To All:
    I have a small carriage clock with no identifying marks on the plates (nothing imprinted on plates at all). It has a music box on top and plays a tune via a disc placed on top (lift up case top to insert disc). The disc has a Junghan emblem (seven pointed star) on disc but no name. A very heavy spring to run music box. The escapement is a balance wheel (all steel, no jewels).
    Some characteristics:
    - 30 hour spring.
    - fly is on bottom outside of case (see picture).
    - Plastic (Bakelite?) dial.
    - Escapement is simple and not expensive.
    - Case fabrication seems to be 20th Century.
    So can anyone help to identify this clock and give me a rough idea of it's origin, age (when, where produced), and is it a unique and valuable clock.
    Any help is most appreciated. Thank you!
    John Echternach

    clcock 1.JPG Clock 2.JPG clock 3.JPG clock 4.JPG
  2. Uhralt

    Uhralt Registered User
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    Sep 4, 2008
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    Interesting find. I have never seen one like this, so at least this clock is not abundant. Maybe rare, but not unique. Unfortunately three notes of the comb seem to be broken off. It will be hard to find a replacement.

  3. senhalls

    senhalls Registered User

    Apr 4, 2006
    western PA.
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    There are music box people that can replace broken teeth on a comb . An expensive proposition .
  4. Registered User

    Feb 15, 2018
    Full time clock and watchmaker
    BC Canada
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    That's a Junghans Symphonium.
    I have one here from around 1900 - 1910

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