Help Identifying Charles Hour "Just" mantle clock

Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by Toddk68, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. Toddk68

    Toddk68 New Member

    Jun 23, 2019
    4
    0
    1
    Male
    Minnesota, USA
    Country Flag:
    Hello-
    I was asked to do some research to help identify a clock. I know very little to nothing about clocks so I thought I would turn to this group for help.

    The clock is quite heavy (15-20 pounds) and measures approximately 16" across and 14" tall. It is about 5" deep.

    I do have some additional closer up pictures if needed.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Todd

    IMG_9743.JPG IMG_9749.JPG Untitled-1.jpg Untitled-2.jpg
     
  2. new2clocks

    new2clocks Registered User
    NAWCC Member Sponsor

    Apr 25, 2005
    1,753
    159
    63
    Pennsylvania
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    #2 new2clocks, Jun 23, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2019
    Hello, Todd, and welcome to the board.

    Here is a thread on JUST clocks by C. Hour.

    "JUST" French mechanical clocks CH. Hour

    Hopefully, this will be of assistance to you.

    I could not find much on JUST clocks (hopefully, others can contribute), and the most likely keywords for a search - JUST and Hour - brings up many posts as those are common words.

    Your clock was made sometime after 1891. Based on the look of the clock, I would estimate that it was made no later than WWI.

    Regards.
     
  3. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

    Jun 1, 2006
    4,201
    70
    48
    Devon
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    An unusual and decorative version of a four glass clock decorated with what looks to be cloisonne enamel.

    I haven't come across any details regarding the brand name JUST but what I have about Hour is around 1866, Diette Fils formed a partnership with Charles Hour becoming Diette Fils et Hour. The mark CH was used from 1900 when Hour became the sole owner, the mark CH.H was also used, the firm became Hour, Lavigne et Cie after 1927. Roulants were acquired from Montbeliard and or alternatively Couaillet in St. Nicolas-d'Aliermont, it is reasonable to assume the pendule de Paris movement in this clock was made there and finished by Hour.
     
  4. Toddk68

    Toddk68 New Member

    Jun 23, 2019
    4
    0
    1
    Male
    Minnesota, USA
    Country Flag:
    Thanks, That thread was where I started to get the limited information I already had (I didnt know what any of the stampings even meant prior to reading it). I did not want to post to such an old thread, so I started a new one. Should I post there? (now I don't want to cross post the same message..just want to stay within the rules)
     
  5. Toddk68

    Toddk68 New Member

    Jun 23, 2019
    4
    0
    1
    Male
    Minnesota, USA
    Country Flag:
    Jonathan-
    Thanks for the information. Every little bit helps!
     
  6. new2clocks

    new2clocks Registered User
    NAWCC Member Sponsor

    Apr 25, 2005
    1,753
    159
    63
    Pennsylvania
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Todd,

    This current thread is fine to continue posting regarding the subject.

    Regards.
     
  7. Anvil2k9

    Anvil2k9 Registered User

    Jan 27, 2009
    170
    0
    16
    Physician
    UK (Dudley), GERMANY (Berlin)
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Looks to me like a simplified rebranded F. Martin (French Art Deco 1930ties, attach No 2).

    What confuses me, where is the striking count wheel from what
    I suppose (because blurred) is the lever for (see arrow in attach)?

    Would be nice to see the mechanics on the front without face then.

    Hope that helps

    Catch.jpg F Martin.jpg
     
  8. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

    Jun 1, 2006
    4,201
    70
    48
    Devon
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Not sure what you mean, the red arrow is pointing at the suspension spring and the first attachment is rack strike and the second is count wheel.

    The Hour movement could have been obtained as a roulant from a number of sources but with no marking I don't think it is possible to say which one.
     

Share This Page