Help identifying this timepiece...

fredm2654

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Hi. I was just gifted a cache of broken clocks and timepieces - most of which have no manufacturer's name. The first one I picked for cleaning and rebuild is shown here - runs well - but I have no idea what it is. No markings on the movement, none on the (12") dial. There is a scrap of paper inside the timepiece but barely a few letters legible.

I'm thinking its American made, maybe early to mid 1800's, half-deadbeat.

Can anyone assist? Thanks.

PS - as your reward for being so helpful, I will continue to post these until I have all running and identified!

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Steven Thornberry

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Subject to verification when I am on a position to check my books, this looks like a product of Irenus Atkins, ca. 1860. And I do believe the movement has a recoil escapement.
 

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Subject to verification when I am on a position to check my books, this looks like a product of Irenus Atkins, ca. 1860. And I do believe the movement has a recoil escapement.
The movement does appear in Gregory and King's Clocks of Irenus Atkins, p. 77, fig. 271a, though the movement in that book appears to be set up as a calendar movement. I thunk the 1860's might be a viable period for this timepiece.
 

fredm2654

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The movement does appear in Gregory and King's Clocks of Irenus Atkins, p. 77, fig. 271a, though the movement in that book appears to be set up as a calendar movement. I thunk the 1860's might be a viable period for this timepiece.
Steven, thanks. I don't know if I should be impressed because you have the vast knowledge to identify the clock and know it's wiki page reference, or that you took huge amounts of time to research. I suspect it's a combination of the two. Sincere thanks, on the other hand I'm intimidated to know I'll never reach that proficiency level.
 

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Steven, thanks. I don't know if I should be impressed because you have the vast knowledge to identify the clock and know it's wiki page reference, or that you took huge amounts of time to research. I suspect it's a combination of the two. Sincere thanks, on the other hand I'm intimidated to know I'll never reach that proficiency level.
Honestly, I just happened to recognize it because I had run across another example not too long ago. The circular cutout stayed in my mind.
 

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