Help Identify This Little Beehive

Quarter2

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Hello. If anyone has ideas about the maker/date of this clock, I would appreciate it. I have not had a chance to take the movement out to clean and service yet, but I'm thinking possibly German (Junghans??). There is a faint name on the face, but it is too worn to make out.

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WIngraham

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Hi Quarter, nice clock. The movement is French, the name on the front is the retailer. Cant make out the retailer's name but looks like it was in Edinburgh from the second line. I would guess 1910 ish on a date. Others will read this who could give you a better answer.

Will
 

zedric

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I don't have much more to add to what Will has said - like him, I would guess that the clock dates form the early 1900s or possibly late 1800s. I am sure you know that the gong hammer is broken, and is missing the section that hits the gong. The sound made by the gong wire hitting the hamer wire when chiming is not going to be what the maker intended.
 

Willie X

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That would be a 'round top'. :)
A "beehive" has a different shape, kinda like the smaller half of an egg, or a common bullet. Look up early behives, or 'skep' beehive. Willie X
 

Quarter2

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Yea - disappointed in the gong hammer but hopefully the fix isn’t too difficult. I have never heard of these clocks referred to as “round tops” before, so thanks for that bit of clock lore. I learn something every time I come here.
 

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